Stem cell therapy has been generating a lot of buzz in the field of sports medicine. According to research studies, the number of Tommy John surgeries (elbow ligament graft surgery), which are practically a rite of passage among professional baseball pitchers has fallen dramatically in 2016. This fact coincides with the increasing number of athletes turning to stem cell therapy, a cutting-edge technology so advanced that it does not involve any cutting!
Robotics is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are performed. Robotic systems provide the surgeon with improved visualization of the joint and greater maneuverability of specialized instruments through very small incisions. This allows implant placement with great precision while minimizing damage to surrounding structures and thus speeding up recovery from surgery.