There is quite a “buzz” in medicine these days regarding the clinical use of stem cell therapy. Our staff has been doing tremendous amounts of due diligence on this subject as patients are asking more and more about it. Consider this quote from Dr. James Andrews, a highly regarded orthopedist based out of Birmingham, Alabama: “Biologics are the the next big thing in sports medicine. That means stem cell therapy, gene therapy, tissue engineering. That will hopefully enable us to really turn ligament healing on… That’s not a performance enhancing move, that’s a healing properties move”. Check out the attached article for a pretty good overview of where things are at in stem cell technology. We will be dealing more with this subject in the future.
Check out this article in Lower Extremity Review: