Orthopedics Today has highlighted the seven most important stories of the year to keep your practice up-to-date regarding stem cells in orthopedic medicine.
Clay particles could help stimulate stem cell repair of damaged bone tissue
University of Southampton researchers have provided insight on the ability of clay particles to bind biological molecules and stimulate the stem cell regeneration process to repair damaged tissue and bone. Read more.
Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain
Results of a randomized, double-blind controlled study in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cells for meniscal regeneration and the control of knee pain. Read more.
Neural stem cell therapy linked to development of spinal cord mass
Eight years after undergoing implantation of olfactory mucosal cells to repair a complete spinal cord injury, a patient was found to have developed an intramedullary spinal cord mass at the site of cell implantation — the first case of its kind, researchers reported. Read more.
VIDEO: A perspective on stem cell implantation for osteonecrosis of the femoral head
WAILEA, Hawaii — Young Wook Lim, MD, offers his perspective on stem cell implantation for osteonecrosis of the femoral head at Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2014. Click here to watch.
Multipoint stem cells effective in treating large chondral knee defects
Use of multipoint stem cells was shown to be effective for the treatment of large chondral knee defects, and surgery with these cells can be performed routinely in clinical practice, according to researchers. Read more.
Stem cell transplants may help treat degenerative disc disease
Stem cell transplantation was found to be viable and effective for halting or reversing degenerative disc disease in the spine, according to study results presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting. Read more.
RTI Surgical announces two new bone grafting solutions
RTI Surgical recently announced the launch of two new biological solutions. Read more.