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The Safety/Efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy

The Safety/Efficacy of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy for Patients With Osteoarthritis The purpose of this study is verify the efficacy and safety of Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells (UC-MSC) therapy for patients with Osteoarthritis, and in addition, provide basis for exploring the treatment regimen of UC-MSC therapy in different degree of cartilage defect disease. Read more …

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Cartilage Regeneration in Osteoarthritic Patients

Cartilage Regeneration in Osteoarthritic Patients by a Composite of Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Blood‐Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Hyaluronate Hydrogel Results from a Clinical Trial for Safety and Proof‐of‐Concept with 7 Years of Extended Follow‐Up Few methods are available to regenerate articular cartilage defects in patients with osteoarthritis. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of articular cartilage regeneration by …

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Stem cell application for osteoarthritis in the knee joint: A minireview

Knee osteoarthritis is a chronic, indolent disease that will affect an ever increasing number of patients, especially the elderly and the obese. It is characterized by degeneration of the cartilage substance inside the knee which leads to pain, stiffness and tenderness. By some estimations in 2030, only in the United States, this medical condition will burden 67 million people. While …

Joint Pain Relief Through Stem Cell Therapy

Over 15 million Americans are suffering from severe joint pain, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the numbers are rising every year. The main culprit: arthritis. Severe joint pain was reported in one of every four people surveyed who suffered from arthritis. This joint pain can be so debilitating for some that working becomes impossible, …

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, injections utilize your blood’s healing properties to help repair damage to muscles, tendons, cartilage and sometimes even bones. For those with orthopedic problems, especially osteoarthritis, PRP injections are administered with the goal of reducing pain, improving joint function and stopping or slowing down the damage that has been done to the affected area. To start with, …

Looking for an Alternative to Knee Replacement Surgery?

When a doctor says you may need knee replacement surgery, it can be a lot to take in. Knee replacement surgery can be expensive, painful and require an extensive recovery period. Physical therapy can add more to the financial and time commitment to the procedure as well. Dr. Herskowitz and other doctors around the country are working on alternatives to …

Treating Osteoarthritis with Stem Cell Therapy

More than 3 million people in the United States alone suffer from Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when cartilage, the protective tissue between bones, wears down over time until there is next to nothing left. The most common joints to suffer this painful fate include those in the knees, hips, back, hands and neck. Osteoarthritis primarily affects …

Autologous Bone Marrow Concentrate for the Treatment of Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tears and Osteoarthritis

A prospective multi-site registry study of a specific protocol of autologous bone marrow concentrate for the treatment of shoulder rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint in the general population. Bone marrow concentrate (BMC) injections offer promising potential as a minimally invasive approach for treatment of shoulder pain in degenerative disease. In this study, we …

Current Perspectives in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease most commonly occurring in the ageing population. It is a slow progressive condition resulting in the destruction of hyaline cartilage followed by pain and reduced activity. Conventional treatments have little effects on the progression of the condition often leaving surgery as the last option. In the last 10 years tissue engineering utilising mesenchymal …