Orthopedic uses of stem cell therapy
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.
JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Greco, Whitney B. and McClaughlin, Nancy, "Orthopedic uses of stem cell therapy" (2015). PCOM Scholarly Papers. 706.