The Holy Grail of orthopedics is to regrow cartilage in areas where you have cartilage damage. My hope is that, in the future, knee and hip and shoulder and elbow replacements will be viewed as barbaric – something we couldn’t believe that doctors used to do – to put in a metal and plastic joint. Why didn’t they just regrow cartilage? It sounds really simple and I think one day it will be looked back on as being very simple. But you have to start somewhere. I do a lot of knee and hip replacements and I definitely don’t ever want one. So, I’m trying to find a better way. I think a lot of people are going to benefit from these advances in medicine. We’re going to see that in this decade especially, this widespread clinical application of cellular therapy is going to alter the way that we treat diseases and medicine. – Dr. Broyles
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