The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our daily activities. As a charity, we’ve experienced a significant decrease in funding, reduced staffing, and postponement of our clinical research programs.
Stem cell therapy has recently grown in popularity as a treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) and musculoskeletal (MSK) injury. The rationale for their use is their natural ability to develop into many different cell types, thereby contributing to the healing process. But what scientific evidence justifies their use in this area of health care?
Over 140 Banff Sport Medicine patients aged under 25 years that underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery from 2014 to 2016 contributed to the findings of one of the largest ACL clinical research studies, called the STAbiLiTY Study. This study, led by Dr Alan Getgood from the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London,…
BSMF Chairman and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Mark Heard, was the presenting author and member of the Stability study research study team that received the prestigious Jan I. Gillquist Scientific Research Award at the 2019 International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Congress.
Patellofemoral instability describes a painful condition where the patella (kneecap) continually dislocates from its original position. Instability can be caused by injury i.e. a direct impact, or variations in the patient’s anatomy.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects nearly one in six Canadians. It is a debilitating condition that causes chronic pain and loss of function due to the breakdown of cartilage – the flexible connective tissue found in joints – with the knee being commonly affected. Research shows that prior trauma such as…
Another research perspective published in Healio on a research project led by Banff Sport Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Laurie Hiemstra, and Research Director, Sarah Kerslake!