Limited evidence for stem cell therapy as a treatment for osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries
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Limited evidence for stem cell therapy as a treatment for osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injuries

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?

Banff Sport Medicine patients contribute to groundbreaking research

Banff Sport Medicine patients contribute to groundbreaking research

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,…

Several factors affect quality of life for patients following MPFL surgery for patellofemoral instability
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Several factors affect quality of life for patients following MPFL surgery for patellofemoral instability

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.

Injections are a viable option for sufferers of knee osteoarthritis

Injections are a viable option for sufferers of knee osteoarthritis

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…