Although the research is in early stages, it is promising, said Dr. Matthew Mormino, associate professor of orthopedic surgery and director of orthopedic trauma at UNMC.
noted that the research does not involve the use of embryonic stem cells, the subject of considerable debate nationwide and in Nebraska.
"We think we're going to be able to provide some additional patient comfort as well as a more effective way to treat" such nonhealing breaks, Mormino
"This is just taking that to the next level and ensuring that you're getting what you hoped for," Mormino
confident that at some point, adult stem cells or other growth factors will routinely be used in treating fractures, along with surgical techniques.