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Rush Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage

Dec 31, 2013

 Rush Researchers Use Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, FL Rush University is conducting the first clinical trial using Cartistem. Cartistem is a Mesenchymal stem cell derived umbilical cord blood (allogenic or donor) tissue that has been expanded to greater numbers. The stem cells are then mixed with hyaluronan, then surgically administered via arthroscopic surgery following microfracture (a drilling into the bone technique that involves considerable downtime). This study will be a two-year, two-phase…

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