Mesenchymal stem cells shown to regenerate meniscus and reduce pain

Source:  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2014, 96(2), 90-98

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Date of publication:  January 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  The results of a randomized, double-blind controlled study suggest that mesenchymal stem cells have the potential to improve the overall condition of the knee joint.  A single stem cell injection following meniscus knee surgery may provide pain relief and aid in meniscus regrowth.

Length of publication:  9 pages

Some important notes:  You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article.  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today

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