A review on the use of cell therapy in the treatment of tendon disease and injuries

Tendon disease and injuries carry significant morbidity worldwide in both athletic and non-athletic populations. It is estimated that tendon injuries account for 30%-50% of all musculoskeletal injuries globally. Current treatments have been inadequate in providing an accelerated process of repair resulting in high relapse rates. Modern concepts in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have led to increasing interest in the application of cell therapy for the treatment of tendon disease. This review will explore the use of cell therapy, by bringing together up-to-date evidence from in vivo human and animal studies, and discuss the issues surrounding the safety and efficacy of its use in the treatment of tendon disease.

Autor / Fonte:Jasmine Oy Ho, Prasad Sawadkar, Vivek Mudera Journal of Tissue Engineering 2014, 5: 2041731414549678
Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4221986/pdf/10.1177_2041731414549678.pdf