Orthopaedic biologics, also known as orthobiologics, are a class of therapies that use biological products (by leveraging the body’s natural physiology) to help enhance the body’s healing process.
These therapies are utilized in both surgical and non-surgical treatments and have a vast range of clinical application in spinal fusion, musculoskeletal procedures (ACL and rotator cuff), articular cartilage restoration, as well as injections for osteoarthritis of the knee.
Key orthopaedic trends and considerations impacting biologics utilization:
- Aging, obese and active population growth
- Consumer priorities – access, experience, and personalization
- Growing number of clinical trials
- Increasing number of trained physicians
Understanding the State of Orthobiologics
Findings from a recent AAOS environmental scan help the musculoskeletal community further understand the impact of biologics on bone and joint health.