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Amid the swirl of competing claims about platelet-rich plasma, stem cells, and other biologic therapies stands the orthopaedic surgeon, like a lighthouse, to guide the public and patients who are hoping to benefit from the claims made about these agents. 

As the physicians who manage conditions for which biologics are commonly heralded as breakthroughs and wonder therapies, orthopaedic surgeons find themselves in roles both of trusted bulwarks separating fact from fantasy and of healing practitioners who welcome new treatments that are proven to benefit their patients. At the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting, a panel of clinicians and researchers had the task of cutting through the fog for a surgeon audience at a symposium titled “Use and Misuse of Biologics.” Learn more...