also helps orthopedic surgery patients
heal faster and more effectively, including
patients who have undergone knee, hip,
shoulder rotator cuff or other repair. For
the right candidate, stem cell and platelet
injection therapies can help reduce pain,
improve or restore function, and promote
a better quality of life.
The debate over adult stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal treatment is very
active and bringing light to that debate
in the article is helpful. I presented this
well-respected, peer-reviewed material,
including scientific outcome studies that
examined over 1,000 patients over the
course of four years, but the author chose
to diminish its value. Although the clinical research “gold standard” continues to
involve multi-million dollar, multi-year,
double-blind controlled trials, these studies are rare due to cost. In the absence of
the double-blind clinical studies, outcome
studies like these provide great insight
into effectiveness and safety without the
expense of traditional clinical trials. In
fact, outcome studies are widely accepted
and represent 80 percent of the research
behind common orthopedic procedures,
according to a recent article published
in British Journal of Medicine (February
Stem cell therapy represents a new
frontier in medicine. And, contrary to
what the article alluded, stem cell therapy
is not “science fiction.” It represents a new
era in high quality medical care.
Dr. Mayo Friedlis
Medical Director, StemCell ARTS
Chevy Chase, Maryland
In “Top Teens” in the March/April issue,
the last name of Celine Nakpil was misspelled due to an editing error.
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