Concise review: adipose-derived stromal cells for skeletal regenerative medicine.

@article{Lvi2011ConciseRA,
  title={Concise review: adipose-derived stromal cells for skeletal regenerative medicine.},
  author={Benjamin L{\'e}vi and Michael Thornton Longaker},
  journal={Stem cells},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={576-82}
}
As the average age of the population grows, the incidence of osteoporosis and skeletal diseases continues to rise. Current treatment options for skeletal repair include immobilization, rigid fixation, alloplastic materials, and bone grafts, all which have significant limitations, especially in the elderly. Adipose-derived stromal cells (ASCs) represent a readily available abundant supply of mesenchymal stem cells, which demonstrate the ability to undergo osteogenesis in vitro and in vivo… CONTINUE READING