College of Sports Physicians-position statement: the place of mesenchymal
stem/stromal cell therapies in sport and exercise medicine
Osborne H, Anderson L, Burt P, Young M,
Gerrard D. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Dec 23. pii: bjsports-2015-095711. doi:
10.1136/bjsports-2015-095711. [Epub ahead of print]
The Australasian College of Sports
Physicians have released a position statement that “outlines the use of
mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapies in the broad context of Sport and
Exercise Medicine, recognising that every medical practitioner should respect:
(1) the evidence for the therapeutic use of MSCs and (2) the priority for
patient health and welfare.” The document includes a narrative review of
literature, including aspects regarding efficacy of ethical concerns. The
Position Statement concludes with a comprehensive summary.