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Role of mesenchymal stem cells in meniscal repair

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-317493
Angele, Peter ; Kujat, Richard ; Koch, Matthias ; Zellner, Johannes
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 24 Apr 2015 15:45


Abstract

Meniscus integrity is the key for joint health of the knee. Therefore, the main goal of every meniscus treatment should be the maintenance of as much meniscus tissue as possible. Repair of meniscus tears can be achieved by meniscus suture. However, in a recently published meta-analysis, the long-term outcome of meniscus repair showed a mean failure rate of 24%. In a preclinical trial, locally ...

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