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Arthritic Knee Patients May Benefit from Procedure that Incorporates Stem Cells

Findings from one of the longest and largest studies on biologic knee joint repair were release by The Stone Research Foundation and published in the July issue of The British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Findings from one of the longest and largest studies on biologic knee joint repair were release by The Stone Research Foundation and published in the July issue of The British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Among the chief findings were that patients with knee arthritis can forestall or even avoid total knee replacement with artificial joints be using instead meniscal allograft transplantations performed with articular cartilage repair. This technique used donated tissue and the patient’s own stem cells to replace worn meniscus.

The findings are based on a study of 119 meniscal allograft transplantations performed with articulate cartilage repair in 115 patients with severe articular cartilage damage.