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Volume:2 Issue:5 Number:50 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #4927
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Improved articular cartilage repair with combined stem cell and hyaluronic acid injection


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OrthoEvidence. Improved articular cartilage repair with combined stem cell and hyaluronic acid injection. ACE Report. 2013;2(5):50. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/4927

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Articular cartilage regeneration with autologous peripheral blood stem cells versus hyaluronic acid: a randomized controlled trial

Arthroscopy. 2013 Apr;29(4):684-94. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.12.008. Epub 2013 Feb 4

Contributing Authors: KY Saw A Anz C Siew-Yoke Jee S Merican R Ching-Soong Ng SA Roohi K Ragavanaidu

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Synopsis

50 patients with degenerative chondral lesions of the knee cartilage were randomized to determine the effect of stem cells on cartilage repair. Following arthroscopic drilling, patients received hyaluronic acid injections either with or without peripheral blood stem cells, and were evaluated after 18 months. MRI findings at 18 months suggested improved repair in patients treated with the combined ...

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