Source: Pain News Network
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the use of stem cell therapies for knee problems, including arthritis. Overall, the perspective of the piece was positive and it has several laudable aspects. Physicians from large academic institutions, such as Harvard University and Stanford University, were interviewed to provide their opinions on the use of autologous stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat or bone marrow for certain painful orthopedic indications.
Source: Medical Xpress
This year’s Broad Clinical Research Fellows will apply stem cell-based approaches to two prevalent problems: non-healing bone injuries, which affect 5 million Americans each year, and neuroblastoma, the most common solid tumor in children.
Source: Pensacola News Journal
Now more than seven months into research on stem cells and cartilage regeneration, medical professionals at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze have reported positive early results in a study that could ultimately overhaul how doctors treat common joint maladies
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Jason Dragoo’s Stanford University research team gets 100 to 200 inquiries every day from people interested in joining its clinical trial studying the use of stem cells to treat knee injuries.
Karon Howard, of Brighton, Colo., was the kind of woman who chose to live life in a pair jeans and boots — running a towing company, working with horses and being outdoors. A year ago, joint pain in her knees, hips and hands left her sitting home on the couch, instead.
Source: Orthopedics This Week Inc
The board of directors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has approved a new position statement that urges orthopedic surgeons and patients to be fully aware of the risks and benefits of stem cell and other biologic treatments for musculoskeletal joint conditions.
Sanford started the two U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trials — one a month ago and the other earlier this year — using abdominal fat stem cells to heal small and partial thickness tears in the rotator cuff and ulcers, said Dr. David Pearce, president of Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, S.D.