Muscle & tendon repair

Stem cells from cord blood and bone marrow are being investigated as possible treatments for muscle and tendon 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 Muscle & tendon repair

  • A Phase 1 Study to Evaluate the Potential Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Chronic Refractory Tendinopathy Location: Australia
    Overview: This trial is investigating the effects of umbilical cord stem cells in treating tendon repair. The study has being conducted by the Mater Medical Research Institute and Mater Health in Brisbane, Queensland and proposes to recruit nine patients with clinically and ultrasound diagnosed Achilles tendonopathy. Participants will be divided into one of three groups each receiving different doses of stem cells injected directly into damaged tendon. The trial partially complete but is currently on hold. Participants will be monitored for complications and assessed for changes in their clinical condition.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Open - Recruiting
    Stem Cell: Umbilical Cord Stem Cells