Cartilage repair

Stem cells from cord blood and tissue biopsies are being investigated as possible treatments for cartilage repair. Click on the link provided to find out more about each trial. It remains too early to know which approach will be most suitable. We need evidence collected in clinical trials to determine if a proposed stem cell treatment is both safe and effective.

tagged as Cartilage repair

  • Intra-articular mesenchymal stem cell injections following arthroscopic microfracture versus arthroscopic microfracture alone for knee cartilage defects: a pilot randomised controlled trial Location: Australia
    Overview:

    This Phase II study seeks to determine the effectiveness of using the patient’s own adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell to repair cartilage defects. 40 participants will be recruited. Half will have arthroscopic microfracture and mesenchymal stem cells administered weekly for up to 13 weeks post surgery, while the other half will have arthroscopic microfracture alone.

    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Open - Recruiting
    Stem Cell: Adult Fatty Tissue Stem Cells