Cell-based surgery includes a group of modern treatments for tissue damage, where cells are manipulated and supported to grow into a prepared damaged area to heal the problem.

 

Cell-based surgery in regenerative orthopaedics

As younger patients look for cartilage treatments to delay or avoid knee replacement, more knee surgeons are beginning to offer 'regenerative' treatments as an alternative to knee replacement surgery.

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Cell therapies
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An overview of current stem cell practice relating to the knee and a hint of the future.

This is the editor's 'interpretation' of a 2011 publication in the medical journals that gives an overview of cartilage injury, a brief description of current treatment options and outcomes, and a discussion of principles and techniques of MACI.

This is the editor's interpretation of a 2009 medical publication outlining a study that was undertaken by a team from the Cartilage Repair Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009.

Which articular cartilage repair procedure?

Part 3 of an in-depth review on Articular Cartilage Repair by Karen Hambly PhD BSc MCSP (Sports Scientist/Physiotherapist).

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Application of Stem Cells in Orthopedics. Schmitt A, van Griensven M, Imhoff AB and Buchmann S. Stem Cells Int. 2012; 2012: 394962.


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eBook - Knee arthritis interventions when you are too young for a total knee replacement

Easy-to-read ebook about the options available to people with knee arthritis when they are in the younger age group for knee replacement.