Adult human mesenchymal stem cells delivered via intra-articular injection to the knee following partial medial meniscectomy: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.

  title={Adult human mesenchymal stem cells delivered via intra-articular injection to the knee following partial medial meniscectomy: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.},
  author={C. Thomas Vangsness and Jack Farr and Joel L. Boyd and David T Dellaero and C Randal Mills and Michelle LeRoux-Williams},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={96 2},
BACKGROUND There are limited treatment options for tissue restoration and the prevention of degenerative changes in the knee. [] Key MethodMETHODS A total of fifty-five patients at seven institutions underwent a partial medial meniscectomy. A single superolateral knee injection was given within seven to ten days after the meniscectomy. Patients were randomized to one of three treatment groups: Group A, in which patients received an injection of 50 × 10⁶ allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells; Group B, 150 × 10…

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