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Orthobiologics Show Great Promise for Less Invasive Treatment of Certain Musculoskeletal Conditions

By Admin | August 26, 2023

ROSEMONT, Ill.Aug. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As orthopaedic medicine continues to advance through innovation, research and evidence-based medicine, the complexities and unknowns about newer treatments such as orthobiologics, may leave patients wondering if it is a viable treatment option for them. Orthobiologics, sometimes referred to as regenerative medicine, have shown great promise to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis; however, patients are seeking resources to understand if the treatment is right for them. To educate patients, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) developed an FAQ published on, that outlines what orthobiologics are and the potential risks and benefits.

Orthobiologics are a class of therapies that use biological products from human, animal or micro-organism sources such as cells, tissues or blood products like platelet-rich plasma (PRP), to leverage the body's natural physiology, and help enhance the body's healing process.i  According to the FAQ, orthobiologics can be used by orthopaedic specialists to:

  • Help relieve pain and inflammation from certain orthopaedic conditions, such as early osteoarthritis, which may help delay or negate the need for surgery
  • Enhance the body's ability to heal from a repetitive use injury, such as a tendon strain or chronic anatomic change to the tendon known as tendinopathy
  • In some cases, improve healing after orthopaedic surgery

AAOS recognizes the potential orthobiologics could...(More)

For more info please read, Orthobiologics Show Great Promise for Less Invasive Treatment of Certain Musculoskeletal Conditions, by PR Newswire

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