Several hundred different cell types of the adult human body are formed during embryonic development, starting from just a few identical stem cells. The differentiation potential of the cells is progressively restricted in the course of this process, causing changes in their morphology and functions.
Platelet Rich Plasma – or PRP – can provide pain relief to some patients.
The regeneration of bone fractures, resulting from trauma, osteoporosis or tumors, is a major problem in our super-aging society.
More and more athletes are turning to stem cell treatments, because the pressure to get back on the field is high and access to these experimental therapies is continuing to increase.
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.