Regenerative medicine will make orthopaedic implants obsolete in our time Orthopaedic Research Society first annual meeting debate, San Diego, March 21st, 2017

Brian Johnstone, Joshua J. Jacobs, Linda J. Sandell, Jeremy M. Wilkinson

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The mission of the Orthopaedic Research Society is to promote and advance musculoskeletal research worldwide. With this in mind, the Annual Meeting Program Committee sought to establish a debate as a key component of the meeting. Our purpose was to provoke discussion on topics that are core to our mission and to engage all constituencies within the society by examining questions of broad relevance. To this end, the topic “Regenerative medicine will make orthopaedic implants obsolete in our time” was selected as the title of the inaugural debate. The arguments for and against the motion are presented in this perspectives article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2579-2585
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Orthopaedic Research
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018



  • biomaterials
  • cartilage
  • implants
  • osteoarthritis
  • osteoarthritis - therapies
  • synovium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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