Opinion: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Position

Statement Principles for Responsible Use of Regenerative Medicine in Sports Medicine

November 10, 2021

This recently published position statement by the AMSSM summarily articulates the opportunities, risks and considerations for inclusion of orthobiologics into a modern sports medicine practice.

What leaps out at us, having been privy to the slow, at times chaotic, but seemingly inevitable global adoption of these therapies for more than seven years, is the growing inequity between hundreds of thousands of patients treated and the continued debates upon, or outright absence of, strong, definitive clinical data. This isn’t to say that these therapies don’t work, but rather, that the world is much more advanced at delivering this sort of care than understanding it.

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