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Stem Cell Treatment & Research Institution

Cartilage.

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What we have achieved so far.

– STRI verified differentiation of chondrocyte and osteoblast from nEPS
– STRI checked up CT scan to cure inflammation of articulatio genu after stem cell clinical treatment of arthritis patient.

Cartilage program

Cartilage is an important structural component of the body. It is a firm tissue but is softer and much more flexible than bone.

Cartilage is a connective tissue found in many areas of the body including :

– joints between bones e.g. the elbows, knees and ankles
– Ends of the ribs
– Bronchial tubes or airways
– Ears and nose
– Between the vertebrae in the spine

Cartilage is made up of specialized cells called chondrocytes. These chondrocytes produce large amounts of extracellular matrix composed of collagen fibres, proteoglycan, and elastin fibers. There are no blood vessels in cartilage to supply the chondrocytes with nutrients.

Can Stem Cells Regenerate Cartilage?

Mesenchymal stem cell (MSCs) can naturally transform into many tissues including bone, cartilage, and fibrous tissue. There are hundreds of studies of animal models where these cells have been shown to help repair cartilage.

On CT (Computed Tomography) based on more than a decade of experience in using stem cells to treat knee arthritis, the patients who normally get the best before and after CT results with regard to cartilage healing are those with smaller holes. For examples of CTs that show improvement in cartilage following stem cell treatment, see these posts:

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01 Trochlear groove cartilage defect treated with stem cells

02 A cartilage lesion under the knee cap treated with cultured cells

03 Improvement in medical compartment cartilage thickness in a patient with only partial thickness loss treated with same day stem cells.