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VIDEO: More stem cells needed to improve arthritis pain relief

KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Jack M. Bert, MD, spoke about the concept of injectables for arthritis. Injectables, such as cortisone injections, have become important; however, he noted, these can cause damage to the joint surface. There are other injectables that will postpone the need for total knee replacement and include platelet-rich plasma and high-molecular-weight viscosupplements.

He noted there is a problem with stem cells because there are not enough that have been obtained and cultured to be effective for improvements in arthritis pain relief.

KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Jack M. Bert, MD, spoke about the concept of injectables for arthritis. Injectables, such as cortisone injections, have become important; however, he noted, these can cause damage to the joint surface. There are other injectables that will postpone the need for total knee replacement and include platelet-rich plasma and high-molecular-weight viscosupplements.

He noted there is a problem with stem cells because there are not enough that have been obtained and cultured to be effective for improvements in arthritis pain relief.

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