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Can stem cells rebuild cartilege?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but!

Many types of stem cells have been made to form cartilage (including stem cells from fat, marrow, amnion, blood).
I have even personally done much research on this. However, the problem is that we have no good way of placing the cartilage back into the knee (or other joint) and keep it in place while the body heals. There are encouraging trials, but no definitive solutions yet.

In brief: Yes, but!

Many types of stem cells have been made to form cartilage (including stem cells from fat, marrow, amnion, blood).
I have even personally done much research on this. However, the problem is that we have no good way of placing the cartilage back into the knee (or other joint) and keep it in place while the body heals. There are encouraging trials, but no definitive solutions yet.
Dr. Allen Lu
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes and this field is constantly evolving.

In brief: Yes

Yes and this field is constantly evolving.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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