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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery

Advisor

Dr. Thomas Colletti

Abstract

Abstract Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most frequent cause of knee pain influencing function and mobility and impairing quality of life. Tissue engineering studies have provided the foundation for the advancement in biological therapies for the treatment of degenerative joint disease of the knee. Biological therapies are emerging as promising treatments for many musculoskeletal disorders that are affecting aging populations. This paper will discuss the role of biologics in cartilage repair in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis and the outcomes of this treatment modality. Keywords: knee, osteoarthritis, treatment options, biologics

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