Incorporating Biologics Into Your Practice: The New Horizon in Sports Medicine

Instr Course Lect. 2020;69:661-670.


Orthobiologics continue to be one of the most discussed and trending topics in orthopaedic surgery today. Pathology of tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, and meniscal tissue are all theoretically treatable with biologics. Ultimately, the hope for biologics is to provide symptom relief and improve tissue healing with the potential to treat some conditions without the need for surgery. It is important to review the current state of biologic therapies available for musculoskeletal disease, discuss government regulations and barriers to use, and, finally, examine current research in biologics and what the future may hold.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Products*
  • Humans
  • Ligaments
  • Orthopedics*
  • Sports Medicine*
  • Tendons


  • Biological Products