An orthobiologic helps injuries to heal by using cell-based therapies and biological materials that will become part of repaired but living tissue.


What kinds of orthobiologic are commonly used?

The materials may be:


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

A discussion of newer concepts in fat-derived stem cell work.

A comparison of different types of knee injection.

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

The Editor's interpretation of a 2011 book chapter published in the book 'Modern Arthroscopy'.

Biologic Knee Replacement

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



Orthobiologics and platelet rich plasma. Dhillon MS, Behera P, Patel S, and Shetty V. Indian J Orthop. 2014 Jan-Feb; 48(1): 1–9.

Biological treatment of the knee with platelet-rich plasma or bone marrow aspirate concentrates. Moatshe G, Morris ER, Cinque ME, Pascual-Garrido C, Chahla J, Engebretsen L and Laprade RF. Acta Orthop. 2017 Nov; 88(6): 670–674.

See also:

Knee arthritis interventions when you are too young for a total knee replacement - ebook

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Webinar - The Magic of Fat Cells.