Biologics is a 'catch-all' term for regenerative interventions that rely on the body's ability to repair and restore tissues, rather than using manufactured products like metal or plastic.

Synonyms: 
Orthobiologics
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Discussion looking at the alternatives to a joint replacement in active patients whose osteoarthritis tends to be limited.

An overview of current stem cell practice relating to the knee and a hint of the future.

Biologic Knee Replacement

A course by knee surgeon, Dr Kevin R Stone M.D. of the Stone Clinic in San Francisco, California, USA.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

How should we evaluate outcomes for use of biologics in the knee? LaPrade CM, James EW, LaPrade RF and Engebretsen L. J Knee Surg. 2015 Feb;28(1):35-44. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1390028. Epub 2014 Sep 26.

Biologic Options for Articular Cartilage Wear (Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cells, Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate). Kraeutler MJ, Chahla J, LaPrade RF and Pascual-Garrido C. Clin Sports Med. 2017 Jul;36(3):457-468. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2017.02.004. Epub 2017 Apr 1.


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