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Clinical use of stem cells in orthopaedics part 73

As for any modality of clinical medicine, stem cell treatment requires an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of the disease. It is imperative that clinicians who adopt these new strategies into their practices posssess a good understanding of the natural … Continue reading

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Clinical use of stem cells in orthopaedics part 70

Of bone regeneration, osteonecrosis of femoral head  has been the greatest focus for cell therapy . However, most reported studies were uncontrolled and used bone marrow aspirate concentrate. Prospective controlled studies using mesenchymal stem cells have recently been reported. More … Continue reading

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Clinical use of stem cells in orthopaedics part 68

Eight patients with chronic patellar tendinopathy were treated with bone marrow aspirate concentrate. At 5-year follow-up, statistically significant improvement was seen for most clinical scores. Seven of eight patients thought that the results of the procedure were excellent although control … Continue reading

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Clinical use of stem cells in orthopaedics part 62

Ellera Gomes et al. investigated the behavior of rotator cuff tears treated with the conventional repair technique with the aid of autologous bone marrow aspirate concentrate in 14 patients. A complete tear of the rotator cuff was repaired and augmented … Continue reading

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Clinical use of stem cells in orthopaedics part 61

Rotator cuff tear Rotator cuff tears are frequent shoulder problems that are usually dealt with by surgical repair. Despite improved surgical techniques, the tendon-to-bone healing rate is unsatisfactory due to difficulties in restoring the delicate transitional tissue between bone and … Continue reading

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Clinical use of stem cells in orthopaedics part 58

In summary, mesenchymal cells injection has been applied to patients to treat osteoarthritis by itself or in conjunction with additional surgical procedures including microfracture, high tibial osteotomy or partial meniscectomy. Hyaluronic acid, corticosteroid, or platelet lysate were also used along … Continue reading

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