Source: BU News Service
Skiing in Aspen, Sean Fair mistimed a landing and felt a shooting pain in his right knee as he crumpled into the snow. He had to slide down the steep slope on his left ski. The doctor revealed that Fair’s agony originated from a quarter-sized hole in the cartilage of his knee.
Source: Science Daily
A new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to facilitate the release of stem cells and adds new insight relating to the cells’ healing properties.
A stem cell-based medication has done well in phase II trials. There’s hope it can be a future drug for people with RA.
Source: Boston Globe
With a painful shot in October that left him unable to bend his prized arm for days, Red Sox lefthander Drew Pomeranz joined what he and others hope is a transformative development in sports medicine.
Source: CBS Boston
Arthritis is usually thought to affect older people, but young adults can suffer from it, too. Dr. Mallika Marshall moderated a panel Thursday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on regenerative medicine, specifically looking at innovative ways to treat young patients with arthritis. One such treatment uses stems cells harvested from umbilical cords.
Source: Gulf Coast News Today
There was a time when, for those dealing with a sports injury or arthritic pain, their only option was an invasive surgical procedure with an often painful recovery. For many, surgery is still the only option, but for others, replacement therapies such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate (BMA) are becoming increasingly common.
Across the United States, the number of neck and back pain sufferers is increasing, steadily pushing doctors to identify out-of-the-box solutions to treat spine conditions that don’t require surgery. In recent years, one of the most predominant breakthroughs within the orthopedic industry is a nonsurgical treatment called stem cell therapy.