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Stem Cell Transplant for osteoarthritis knee. Posted by Dr. Humeira Badsha

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Lloyd reports that autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) may delay knee replacements for certain patients with osteoarthritis. ACI “requires two operations, followed by a lengthy recovery, and physical therapy,” however, and “for 12 to 18 months, the new cartilage cells need to heal and harden.” Meanwhile, “patients wear a leg brace and use crutches for several months. They can run after a year and pivot several months later.” To date, the procedure has a 92% success rate and is not suitable for patients who are obese, USA Today explains.

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