Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections to Treat Osteoarthritis

Video with Duke Sports Medicine Specialist Blake R. Boggess, DO (1:51)

Duke Orthopaedics is using patients’ own stem cells to help patients with osteoarthritis remain active and avoid or prolong the need for joint replacement surgery. Here, Duke’s Blake R. Boggess, DO, discusses and demonstrates how stem cells are harvested from a patient’s fat or bone marrow and injected directly into the damaged joint—allowing the body to heal itself. 



For information about enrolling

in a Duke stem cell study,

call 919-684-5431.