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Volume:7 Issue:8 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #11936
Ace Report Cover Osteoarthritis

Assessment of stem cell therapy efficacy in patients with knee osteoarthritis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Intra-articular injection of mesenchymal stem cells for clinical outcomes and cartilage repair in osteoarthritis of the knee: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Jul;139(7):971-980. doi: 10.1007/s00402-019-03140-8

Contributing Authors: SH Kim CW Ha YB Park E Nam JE Lee HJ Lee

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Synopsis

Five randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis which sought to investigate the efficacy of mesenchymal stem cell injections in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Included studies featured various control groups, including placebo injection, hyaluronic acid injection, and no injection, as well as various concomitant treatments, including high tibial osteotomy, microfracture, ...

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