AAOS Now, June 2014
NOLC Urges Action on Key Orthopaedic Issues
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, more than 300 orthopaedic surgeons from around the country converged on Capitol Hill to meet with their representatives in Congress as part of the 2014 American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC). During the sessions with their Congressional representatives, NOLC participants focused on a variety of key orthopaedic issues.
Applying Stem Cells to Orthopaedic Conditions
The ability of stem cells to divide and become more specialized cells—such as bone, blood, or muscle—makes them attractive agents in many areas of medicine. Additionally, the ability to harvest stem cells from an individual and reimplant them in the same individual, thus potentially reducing or eliminating the risk of infection, makes stem cell therapy appealing to both patients and physicians.