November 5, 2019

No. 6 Medical Innovation for 2020: Biologics in Orthopaedic Repair

Seeking better long-term results after ACL and rotator cuff injuries

The body can take months to years to recover after orthopaedic injury or surgery. But there is hope for better long-term results using the patient’s own tissue and immune system to create a healthier, less inflammatory environment.

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Biologics — cells, blood components, growth factors and other natural substances — replace or harness the body’s own power to promote healing, including after ACL and rotator cuff injury.

In this video, learn more about why the use of biologics in orthopaedic repair is one of Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2020.

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