Punwar, S and Khan, WS (2011) Mesenchymal stem cells and articular cartilage repair: clinical studies and future direction. Open Orthop J , 5 Suppl 2 296 - 301. 10.2174/1874325001105010296.
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Cartilage is frequently injured but shows little capacity for repair. Current treatment options include the use of procedures that stimulate repair through the stimulation of subchondral bone marrow and result in the formation of fibrocartilage. There is considerable interest in the use of cell-based treatment strategies and there are limited studies describing the use of mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair with promising early results. This paper reviews the current treatment strategies for articular cartilage, describes use of mesenchymal stem cells for articular cartilage repair along with the results of clinical studies, and describes the future direction that these strategies are likely to take.
|Title:||Mesenchymal stem cells and articular cartilage repair: clinical studies and future direction.|
|Additional information:||PMCID: PMC3149861|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)|
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