Stem Cell Therapy: Holy Grail for Joint Conditions?

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

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Time: 6:00 PM

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Join Dr. Nikhil Verma, sports medicine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Head Team Physician for the Chicago White Sox, as he discusses the truth about biologic options for joint pain and conditions. Do stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma, and other biologic treatments work to relieve pain and delay surgery?

Dr. Verma specializes in treatment of the shoulder, elbow and knee with an emphasis on advanced arthroscopic reconstructive techniques of the shoulder, shoulder replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and articular cartilage reconstruction and meniscal transplantation.

He is the Director of the Division of Sports Medicine and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. In addition, he serves as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, and Nazareth Academy. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Verma is actively involved in orthopedic research with interests in basic science, biomechanics and clinical outcomes, and has recently received funding for his work from Major League Baseball. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts in major orthopedic and sports medicine journals, numerous book chapters, and routinely serves as teaching faculty for orthopedic courses on advanced surgical techniques.