High Tibial Osteotomy
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High Tibial Osteotomy

A High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) is a type of ‘joint preservation’ surgery that involves cutting the shin bone (tibia) to change the alignment of the knee. It is used to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis by offloading weight from arthritic cartilage inside the knee with the aim of preventing a future knee replacement surgery. In some…

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?