CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF STEM CELLS

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF STEM CELLS IN ORTHOPEDICS

This oral presentation refers to Regenerative Medicine and stem cells’ main applications in modern Ortho-Biologics.

Stem cell types, isolation, preparation and application techniques, their use in various orthopaedic problems and musculoskeletal disease, as well as recent published results are analyzed and criticized also, using bibliographic annotations.

The existing legal framework of European & Greek Legislation is presented and modern concerns and answers are raised in the context of scientific data, on the use of stem cells, in our daily life and clinical practice.

Finally, future trends and new application protocols trials, still  in preclinical phase, are descried briefly as they promise improved clinical results and will give concern to all of us in the near future.