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The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of body function, activities and pain on the level of activity in adults with Kashin Beck Disease (KBD). Seventy-five KBD patients with a mean age of 54.8 years (SD 11.3) participated. Anthropometrics, range of joint motion (ROM) and muscle strength were measured as well as the time-up-and-go test(More)
Sonic hedgehog (Shh) is involved in the induction of early cartilaginous differentiation of mesenchymal cells in the limb. We investigated whether Shh could promote redifferentiation of dedifferentiated chondrocytes and have a favorable effect on the regeneration of cartilage. Articular chondrocytes of rats were separated and cultured. The redifferentiation(More)
The present study was conducted to develop a new strategy to accelerate reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) by modifying the Achilles allograft with autogenous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) or PDGF-B transfected MSCs in a rabbit model. The allografts were first irradiated with Co60, stored at -80 degrees C, and then seeded with cells for(More)
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