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Stem Cell Therapies

Without fail, almost every GP I see asks me about the efficacy of stem cells. I have heard of many patients who have gone overseas for stem cell treatment – which cost them thousands of dollars to no avail. Certainly in years past, Australians have been warned that they are putting themselves at risk by undergoing this treatment which is widely unregulated.

Like many surgeons, I do not believe there is currently enough evidence to recommend stem cell treatments for routine treatments given the cost and potential for harm. 

Dr Herald’s position on other non-surgical treatments including TENS, Fish Oil and PRP can be found here.