Hip and Knee Surgeons’ position paper on use of stem cell therapies for advanced osteoarthritis

Hip and Knee Surgeons’ position paper on use of stem cell therapies for advanced osteoarthritis

William P. Barrett, MD

In the June 2019 issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty, the American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons, The Knee Society, and the Hip Society published a position paper on the use of stem cell therapies for advanced arthritis of the knee and hip. They all state that there is no data to justify the use of these treatments at this point in time. Please read the following paper before you consider such treatments for advanced arthritis of the hip and knee: JOA stem cell position paper