Stem Cells Help Regrow Long Bones


People who suffer catastrophic breaks to their long leg bones usually face multiple surgeries, and all too often, amputation. UA COM-T Scientists, led by Orthopedic Surgery professor and BIO5 member Dr. John Szivek, have been working for more than 20 years to improve the treatment protocol by developing new ways to fix broken long bones. These bone healing methods include stem cell therapies, 3D printed scaffolds, and sensors that monitor exercise.