The biologic treatment of musculoskeletal injury is a relatively new area of orthopedics. In orthobiologics, injections of the patient’s own blood, cells, or fat tissue are used to heal, relieve pain, and restore overall function without worry of an allergic reaction or rejection. Recently, orthobiologic therapies have become very effective for patients with arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, major joint issues and sports medicine injuries.
At this month’s Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds (Clinical), Dr. Joanne Borg-Stein spoke about this exciting treatment for shoulder pain, including a clinical case of a patient with shoulder pain. The patient offered his perspective on the care received. The Osher Center’s own Matthew Kowalski, DC and BWH orthopedic surgeon Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH joined the conversation as discussants.