Concentrated adipose tissue infusion for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: clinical and histological observations

Date:  

2018

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International Orthopaedics

Author:  

I. Roato,D. C. Belisario, M.Compagno, A. Lena, A. Bistolfi, L. Maccari, F. Mussano, T. Genova, L. Godio, G. Perale, M. Formica, I. Cambieri, C. Castagnoli, T. Robba, L. Felli, R. Ferracini

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by articular cartilage degeneration and subchondral bone sclerosis. OA can benefit of non-surgical treatments with collagenase-isolated stromal vascular fraction (SVF) or cultured-expanded mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs). To avoid high manipulation of the lipoaspirate needed to obtain ASCs and SVF, we investigated whether articular infusions of autologous concentrated adipose tissue are an effective treatment for knee OA patients.

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