Stem cell therapies for knee cartilage repair: the current status of preclinical and clinical studies.

BACKGROUND Articular cartilage damage of the knee is common, causing significant morbidity worldwide. Many adult tissues contain cells that are able to differentiate into multiple cell types, including chondrocytes. These stem cells have gained significant attention over the past decade and may become frontline management for cartilage defects in the very… CONTINUE READING

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