Bacterin announces publication of OsteoSponge clinical results Bacterin announced that results utilizing OsteoSponge bone graft for foot and ankle arthrodeses procedures has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Orthopedics. The article reports a prospective analysis of 25 patients who underwent foot and ankle arthrodesis involving 45 total joints. Results indicated that 96% of patients showed radiographic fusion at 6 and 12 months postoperative assessment, with a 97.4% overall fusion rate. Pain was assessed pre and postoperatively via visual analog scale, with statistically significant improvements at 6 and 12 months relative to preoperative pain scores. Functional outcomes were significantly improved at 6 and 12 months compared with preoperative assessment according to American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society scores.