Glenohumeral Arthritis and Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Glenohumeral arthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint that allows the arm to move in a wide range of motion. The ball is called the humeral head, and it fits into a socket called the glenoid. The glenoid is held in place by a…

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Sacroiliitis and Stem Cells

Sacroiliitis is a condition that refers to the inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints. These joints are located at the base of the spine where the sacrum meets the iliac bones. The sacroiliac joints are responsible for absorbing shock and transferring weight from the upper body to the lower extremities. When they…

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Sacroiliac Arthritis (SIA) and Stem Cells

Sacroiliac arthritis (SIA) is a debilitating and painful condition that can often lead to the need for joint replacement surgery. There is currently no cure for SIA, and treatments are typically focused on symptom management. However, there is emerging evidence that mesenchymal stem cells the most commonly used cell may offer a potential treatment option…

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Sciatica

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of multipotent stromal cell that can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including osteoblasts (bone cells), chondrocytes (cartilage cells), myocytes (muscle cells) and adipocytes (fat cells). MSCs can be isolated from a variety of tissue sources, including bone marrow, adipose tissue, and cord blood. MSCs have shown…

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and Facet Arthritis

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of adult stem cell that can be found in many tissues throughout the body, including the bone marrow, adipose tissue, and even umbilical cord blood. MSCs have the ability to differentiate into a number of different cell types, including osteoblasts, chondrocytes, myocytes, and adipocytes. This ability to differentiate…

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The Quadriceps Tendon and Stem Cells

The quadriceps tendon is a large tendon that connects the quadriceps muscle to the kneecap. The quadriceps muscle is responsible for extending the leg at the knee. The quadriceps tendon is one of the strongest tendons in the body and is crucial for knee function. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of stem cell…

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Patellar Tendon and Stem Cells

The patellar tendon is a band of tissue that connects the kneecap to the shinbone. The tendon helps the knee joint move by providing stability and transferring force from the muscles of the thigh to the bones of the lower leg. The patellar tendon is also known as the knee extensor tendon because it helps…

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) and Meniscal Tears

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of adult stem cell that can be found in many tissues throughout the body, including the bone marrow, fat, and connective tissue. MSCs have the ability to self-renew and differentiate into many different cell types, including cartilage, bone, and muscle. In recent years, there has been increasing interest…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Stem Cells and Knee Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that primarily affects many joints such as knees, spine, and elbows. The most common symptom of RA is joint pain, which can range from mild to severe. RA can also cause inflammation in other tissues throughout the body, including the skin, eyes, and lungs. RA is…

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Knee Pain Osteoarthritis Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Knee pain is a common symptom that can have many different causes. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of knee pain, particularly in older adults. OA is mainly degenerative to the cartilage and is a joint disease that can lead to joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a type of adult…

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