Title

Orthopedic uses of stem cell therapy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The treatment of musculoskeletal disorders is gaining importance as the population ages. In addition to the complications brought on by prolonged life expectancy, the growing epidemic of obesity is contributing to joint degradation. Cell-based tissue engineering has the potential to advance the current treatment for musculoskeletal disorders. This article reviews the various forms of arthritis and describes stem cell therapy as a promising treatment option.

Publication Title

JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volume

28

Issue

4

First Page

58

Last Page

62

Comments

This article was published in JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Volume 28, Issue 4, Pages 58-62.

The published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.JAA.0000458868.86182.89 [doi].

Copyright © 2015 Amer. Acad. of Physician Assistants .

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