Interest in Using Stem Cells in Spinal Surgery Increasing

Data and regulations are drivers of research

Frank B. Kelly, MD, and Mary Ann Porucznik

“The world of spinal biologics is very exciting, not only because the spine has so many different tissues to regenerate, but also because the conditions that affect the spine are very different. Cost and regulatory issues, as well as efficacy and safety, are among the considerations that must be addressed,” said Wellington K. Hsu, MD, the Clifford C. Raisbeck Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

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