News Medical—July 21, 2016
News Medical reveals that researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a study to determine if using stem cell treatment could help people with pain associated with knee arthritis. The study will divide patients into three groups, each of whom will receive a one-time injection into the knee joint. It is also a blinded study, so participants will not know what they received.
"Amniotic cells have been shown to decrease inflammation and related tissue damage," states Sabrina M. Strickland, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. "If it is shown to be safe and effective, slowing down the progression of mild to moderate arthritis, we'll be able to help a lot of patients."
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