The use of mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair and regeneration: a systematic review.

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Goldberg, A; Mitchell, K; Soans, J; Kim, L; Zaidi, R;
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Journal: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research,volume 12,issue 1 (issn: 1749-799X, eissn: 1749-799X)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5345159, doi: 10.1186/s13018-017-0534-y
  • Subject: Review | Mesenchymal stem cells | Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation | Orthopedics and Sports Medicine | Autologous chondrocyte implantation, Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation, Mesenchymal stem cells | Autologous chondrocyte implantation | Surgery

Background The management of articular cartilage defects presents many clinical challenges due to its avascular, aneural and alymphatic nature. Bone marrow stimulation techniques, such as microfracture, are the most frequently used method in clinical practice however th... View more
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