Orthobiologic Injectables in the Ankle Joint: a Narrative Review

SUMMARY Background. The ankle joint is a frequent site of injury and bone remodeling, and often requires cartilage repair. Studies have shown that growth factors and bioactive compounds have regenerative properties capable of promoting cartilage restoration. Hyaluronic acid (HA) and orthobiologics like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and adult stem cells (ASCs) are particularly interesting as therapeutic solutions for ankle … Continued

Post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis: quality of life, frequency and associated factors

Background. To assess the quality of life in patients with post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA) and evaluate frequency and relationship between dependent and independent factors. Methods. We performed a prospective study of patients with post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis analyzing American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot score, VAS, Short-Form Health Survey (SF-12) divided into mental (MCS) … Continued