According to the National Institute of Health, Reparative "medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to age, disease, damage, or congenital defects."1 Orthopedic Surgeons have long been on the leading edge of developing treatments which help improve musculoskeletal function, while attempting to also reduce pain and stiffness. There has been a lot of interest in Reparative Medicine over the last few years and subsequently quite a bit of hype. Please understand that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently has NOT APPROVED any specific reparative medicine treatment for use in the human body. When you come to our office we are more than happy to discuss the current state of research with you. On a case by case basis, we can help you better understand your treatment options ( see the Lipogems reference below ) .