Stem cells and degenerative arthritis Featured

New research from the Saarland University Medical Center in Germany says stem cells, no matter where it comes from, or how it is used, regrows cartilage: The highlights of this study:

Different stem cell sources have been explored as solutions for cartilage lesions and osteoarthritis treatments such as bone marrow, adipose tissue, synovial tissue, and peripheral blood. A review of recent studies found: No major adverse events have been reported. A clinical benefit has been shown in most of the studies regardless of the cell-source processing method and clinical indication, with clinical improvements and also positive MRI and macroscopic findings. Moreover, some factors that may influence the outcome have been identified, such as age, body mass index (BMI), lesion size or degenerative stage. 1


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