Can mesenchymal stem cells from the lining of the joint regenerate cartilage?

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Can mesenchymal stem cells from the lining of the joint regenerate cartilage?



Lee and colleagues reported in the journal arthroscopy their results using mesenchymal stem cells obtained from the lining of the joint. They used a rabbit model to demonstrate repair of damaged cartilage. They used a combination of the stem cells isolated from synovium and transplanted the stem cells along with platelet-rich plasma, PRP. After 24 weeks, the investigators demonstrated the growth of hyaline cartilage- the good kind of cartilage. Promising stuff, I think.
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