Regenerative Therapies, PRP and Stem Cells in Musculoskeletal Pain
Friday, November 16th  09:10-09:30
Speakers: Dr. Jihad Abouali, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Michael Garron Hospital, University of Toronto
Regenerative medicine represents the next wave of MSK medicine and surgery. This presentation will review some of the basic physiology behind platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy in the setting of MSK pain and injuries. Techniques of harvesting, preparation, and injections will be reviewed to allow learners to appreciate how these procedures are performed. A critical appraisal of the literature will be summarized to help determine when these treatments have the best clinical outcomes.

Objectives: At the end of the session, the participants will be able to...
-- 1. Describe the physiology of PRP and stem cells
-- 2. Describe techniques of harvesting and preparing PRP and stem cells
-- 3. Describe the current and future roles of regenerative medicine

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* 2. Please rate the speaker: Jihad Abouali

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