New cell therapies that can effectively treat disc cartilage degeneration are a high priority in regenerative medicine. Stem cell therapy offers significant therapeutic potential and patient success stories that provide an excellent alternative to invasive back surgery such as surgical fusion or discectomy.
Knee pain from osteoarthritis remains a major cause of disability and missed worked days. Conservative treatment is typically aimed at relieving pain and begins with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and opioid pain medications. Injection therapy with corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid will often be used as the next line of treatment. Surgical treatments such as arthroscopy, subchondral bone drilling and microfracture are often the next steps in the treatment cascade. Unfortunately, many of these…
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