Can "Stem Cell" Treatments Help Athletes?

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Rick Lehman, orthopaedic surgeon, medical director, U.S. Center for Sports Medicine, former team physician: Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis, Mo.

Scott Rodeo,orthopaedic surgeon, co-chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital For Special Surgery, associate team physician, New York Giants Football, New York, N.Y.

Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon reportedly received a novel stem cell remedy to treat his ailing shoulder and elbow, and has since returned to pitching. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the use of such treatments, and the controversy over using untested therapies in pro athletes.



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