The Evolution of Orthobiologics

1 AMA PRA Category 1/ 1 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs: 1 CEU

Presenter Bio: Adam Anz, MD

Disclosure: Grant/Research Support: Arthrex; State of Florida_Consultant:  Arthrex; Smith & Nephew_Speaker's Bureau: Arthrex; Ossur; Smith & Nephew. None of the planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

Orthobiologics are frequently used by orthopaedic surgeons to provide an optimal environment for tissue healing in effort to help injuries heal more rapidly.  Understanding the process of manipulating point of care blood products such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA), will help determine best treatment care for an injury.  Determining which blood product in needed for certain injuries is important to ensure optimal healing.  As research on orthobiologics continues to grow clinicians will have more treatment options to utilize in the sports medicine setting.


This course describes the basics of orthobiologics and indications for the use of point of care blood products in clinical practice.  Topics covered include, evidence for orthobiologic use, harvest site options, and regulations required for use in clinical practice.


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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.