The National Stem Cell Foundation is partnering with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) to support research being conducted by Drs. Jeffrey Spang and Elizabeth Loboa at UNC Chapel Hill. Drs. Spang and Loboa are using stem cell guided 3-D tissue engineering to create functional osteochondral grafts to repair or replace articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis, a common condition of cartilage failure that can lead to limited range of motion, bone damage and debilitating pain, is the most common cause of disability among U.S. adults.
“Sharp jump in number of ACL tears among teens”
wral.com, July 12, 2017
Dr. Jeffery Spang discusses the importance of standardizing evidence-based injury prevention programs among youth sporting organizations.