lesiones_deportivasCell-based therapies and regenerative medicine provide a safe and potentially effective treatment for sports-related musculoskeletal injuries. Regardless of age, a number of patients suffer from muscle and joint injuries due to professional or amateur sports activities, such as muscle strains, rotator cuff strains, tennis elbow and knee injuries. This type of injuries may occur any time and constitute a serious problem due to functional disability and pain. Due to many reasons, as we age, our body loses its natural ability to heal itself. After trauma or injury, the body immediately tries to repair itself, however most of these sports injuries occur in cells or tissues that have very limited regenerative abilities. Stem cell procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia and can be supplemented with mild sedation according to the patient’s condition. Most of these procedures are ambulatory, meaning that patients are usually discharged the same day. Stem cells are usually injected directly into targeted areas.