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Stem Cell Therapy Repairs Injured Tendons

Tendon injuries in sheep that were treated with stem cell grafts achieved, in just two months, a diameter and hardness similar to the original healthy tendon, according to the results of a study (“Adipose micro-grafts enhance tendinopathy healing in ovine model: An in vivo experimental perspective study”) released in Stem Cells Translational Medicine (SCTM). These findings suggest that the treatment, which uses autologous adipose micrografts (AAMGs, stem cells derived from fat taken from the recipient) presents a safe, reliable, and relatively fast way to promote tendon healing, according to the researchers.

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