Orthopedics This Week
After 8 Years, Stem Cells Are Still Rehydrating Discs
First sheep. Then humans in a four-arm, Level 1 study. Six million living cells cuts pain about 50%, lasts three years. Oh, and the discs rehydrate. It’s been eight years since the first sheep study. What’s happened since? Phase 2 data, three-year follow up was just released. Phase 3 is starting. It is working in humans, too.