Stem cell-coated titanium implants for the partial joint resurfacing of the knee.


The goal of the present study was to evaluate the partial surface replacement of the knee with stem cell-coated titanium implants and to provide a basis for a successful treatment of large osteochondral defects. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) were isolated from bone marrow aspirates of adult sheep. Round titanium implants with a diameter of 2 x 7.3 mm were… (More)