Adult Stem Cells and Hyaluronic Acid for Knee Cartilage Repair

A new study is investigating using hyaluronic acid (HA) and adult stem cells from umbilical cord donors as an adjunct to microfracture surgery, an articular cartilage surgical technique. This team has started their research by enrolling their first patient, who has localized cartilage defect of the knee, to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of using HA and stem cells together. The researchers are looking to enroll more subjects, but the number of patients with isolated cartilage defects is limited. At the Orthohealing Center we are performing Hyaluronciu Acid Injections as well as platelet rich plasma and same day adult bone marrow concentrate injections with encouraging results, although more trials are needed.

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