Discovery of tendon stem cells could be a game-changer when it comes to treating tendon injuries, avoiding surgery
Platelet-rich plasma (abbreviated PRP) is a treatment used for a variety of common orthopedic conditions.
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.