In a special reprise edition of the Lifetime Income Series, Jim welcomes Peter Hanson, M.D. to discuss the advances and promise of stem cell therapies as applied to orthopaedics. Stem cell treatment offers the potential for millions of viable mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into normal healing tissues and can be injected into painful joints, around painful tendons and ligaments and given as an IV for systemic use. In the right environment, these stem cells can differentiate, or change, into bone, cartilage, muscle, fat, collagen, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissue types. Dr. Hanson and the San Diego Stem Cell Treatment Center only use the patient’s own adult stem cells in their treatment. Dr. Hanson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 1996. Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, work, and be active. This program was originally broadcast in November.