What about mosaicplasty for osteoarthritis… it doesn’t use a lot of stem cells for treatment…

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What about mosaicplasty for osteoarthritis… it doesn’t use a lot of stem cells for treatment…



One way that surgeons use to repair cartilage is like plugging in an appliance. Mosaicplasty- or osteochondral transplantation, is a procedure where osteochondral plugs (plugs of cartilage and underlying bone) are taken from a non-weight-bearing area of the knee and plugged into a damaged area. The problem is that the donor site continues to hurt for a long time, and many chondrocytes-cartilage cells- die at the margins of the plug. So far it appears that stem cells might be a better option.
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