The ABCs of Biologics

The use of biologics is rapidly expanding in the  treatment of orthopaedic pathology. Biologics are used to augment healing in  various musculoskeletal tissues including bone, tendon, cartilage, and muscle.  Biologics include cells, tissues, and nonviable compounds such as growth  factors. Residents typically gain exposure to biologics during their surgical  training but may have limited formal education on this topic.

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