I have just returned from the AAOM's annual conference in Seattle. There were many memorable presentations, with very positive and encouraging reports on the use of regenerative medicine. One was by an Italian surgeon who has a procedure using a stem cell plug in arthritis knees, and many of his patients avoid knee replacement surgery and do well even 5 years later. There were some interesting talks by 2 veterinarians, which may sound odd, but vets are ahead of "people docs" in the field of regenerative medicine and have a good perspective to offer us! Here is an article about platelet-rich plasma injections to a Jaguar at an Albertan zoo, published on the CBC website...
Jannice is a family physician with an interest in the treatment of pain. Anything to help the process is added to this blog.