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Osteoarthritis Stem Cell Treatment in Clinical Trial

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Sep 16, 2014, 6:55:33 AM

The transplantation of stem cells into areas affected by osteoarthritis allow lost cartilage tissue to regenerate.

In recent clinical trials, researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway have successfully utilized adult stem cells to treat patients with osteoarthritis. The treatment involves recovering the patients’ own [autologous] stem cells and then injecting the stem cells into cartilage to stimulate the regeneration of lost tissue.

Due to the initial success of the treatment, the researchers now believe that a cure for osteoarthritis may be closer than ever. According to Professor Frank Barry, scientific director of NUIG, “While we are still in the early stages of clinical trials, the results so far are extremely positive – such that the use of stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis could become a reality for patients within the next five years.”

Professor Barry’s research demonstrates the integral role stem cell therapies will soon play in cutting edge medical care options. By banking their own valuable stem cells, families can ensure that they will have access to these emerging therapies in the near future. To learn more about banking stem cells, please visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.

 

 

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