MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS YIELD PROMISING RESULTS, MULTIPLE ORTHOPAEDIC APPLICATIONS

“The big difference between treating with cells and traditional treatments is that cells focus on regeneration,” said Cugat, an Orthopaedics Today Europe Editorial Board member. “Until now, orthopaedic surgery has focused on restoring the anatomy and recovering function. Now it is time to work with biology.”

Cell-based treatments work with biology by inducing regeneration; they restore the tissue with its original properties. With repair, the tissue is restored without conserving its original architecture and function, Cugat said.

Orthopaedicts today Europe Volume 16. Numbre 4 April 2013

Although research on the use of stem cells in orthopaedic surgery is still in its infancy, there are promising early results in cartilage repair, treating nonunions and osteoarthritis.

Significant work remains, however, before they can be used routinely in patients.

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“Mesenchymal stem cells have had a big impact on orthopaedic surgery over a short period of time,” said Ramon Cugat, MD, PhD, who is president of the medical council for the Catalan Soccer Delegation’s Health Insurance Company under the Spanish Soccer Federation. “This impact continues to grow on a daily basis.

“The big difference between treating with cells and traditional treatments is that cells focus on regeneration,” said Cugat, an Orthopaedics Today Europe Editorial Board member. “Until now, orthopaedic surgery has focused on restoring the anatomy and recovering function. Now it is time to work with biology.”

Cell-based treatments work with biology by inducing regeneration; they restore the tissue with its original properties. With repair, the tissue is restored without conserving its original architecture and function, Cugat said.

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