24 Oct New and emerging treatments for osteoarthritis management: will the dream come true with personalized medicine? |Stem Cells | PRP in Sarasota Florida | Osteoarthritis | alternative to Joint Replacment
Stem Cells and PRP in Sarasota Florida for Osteoarthritis and as an alternative to Joint Replacment.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a dynamic process involving the main tissues of the joint for which a global approach should be considered. No disease-modifying OA drug (DMOAD) has yet been approved. New therapeutic strategies are needed that would be cost effective by reducing the need for pharmacological interventions and surgical management while targeting specific pathways leading to OA. The treatment landscape of OA is about to change based on new agents having shown some structural effects and emerging therapies with DMOAD effects.
In this review based on a Medline (via PubMed) search, promising new and emerging therapies with a potential structural effect (DMOAD) will be discussed including growth factors, platelet-rich plasma, autologous stem cells, bone remodeling modulators, cytokine inhibition, gene therapy, and RNA interference.
DMOAD development should focus on targeting some phenotypes of OA patients evidenced with sensitive techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging, as a single treatment will unlikely be appropriate for all OA patients. This will allow the development of DMOADs based on personalized medicine. An exciting new era in DMOAD development is within reach, provided future clinical trials are sufficiently powered, systematically designed, use the appropriate evaluation tools, and target the appropriate categories of OA patients.