Stem cell research began as a potential means of identifying new treatment options for intractable and lethal diseases. In the orthopaedic field, diseases in which current treatment methods are unsatisfactory, inefficient, or incapable of providing durable results are targets for stem cell therapy.
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma has hit the mainstream media. PRP is a mix of concentrated platelets and serum. Why is this important? Surgeons have known for years that healing depends on platelets.
In the past few years, stem cells have become the focus of research by regenerative medicine professionals and tissue engineers. Embryonic stem cells, although capable of differentiating into cell lineages of all three germ layers, are limited in their utilization due to ethical issues.
Researchers from Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (BRIC) at University of Copenhagen have identified a new group of proteins that regulate the function of stem cells. The results are published in the new issue of Cell.
Source: Stem Cell Therapy For Pain
In America, at least 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is the leading complaint heard at doctors’ offices and is the number one cause of disability and missed worked days.
A team from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute reports the development of a novel bone engineering technique called Segmental Additive Tissue Engineering
To systematically review the current literature for evidence that would substantiate the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures.