Some factors related to the patient or surgery, including inadequate blood flow and fracture stability, can result in fracture nonunion. However, literature shows most of these traumatic fractures promptly heal after surgical treatment. For those that do not, sources told Orthopedics Today the use of orthobiologics may provide a needed boost in healing.
Results presented at the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting showed improved tendon quality at 1 year among patients who received bone marrow aspirate concentrate injection at the time of rotator cuff repair.
Source: Bone & Joint Research
The long head of the biceps (LHB) is often resected in shoulder surgery and could therefore serve as a cell source for tissue engineering approaches in the shoulder. However, whether it represents a suitable cell source for regenerative approaches, both in the inflamed and non-inflamed states, remains unclear. In the present study, inflamed and native human LHBs were comparatively characterized for features of regeneration.
Source: MLB News
Angels outfielder Justin Upton traveled back to Anaheim on Thursday to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Source: International Business Times
It appears that Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher is responding well to stem cell treatment. According to several sources, the 50-year-old is conscious over at a Paris hospital which is now tightly guarded.
Source: Medical News Bulletin
Scientists investigate the safety and effectiveness of a potential stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis.
Several recent studies have evaluated the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat musculoskeletal injuries and conditions such as osteoarthritis (OA).