Stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis: alternative to artificial knee joint

Innovative therapy with stem cells as a modern treatment in orthopedics

Around 150,000 new knee joints have been implanted on average in recent years to provide relief and improve mobility for patients with degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. The modern options of medical technology and prosthetics are considered innovative and advanced. However, their durability is limited, which means that a future replacement operation must be taken into account in treatment planning, especially for younger patients. An artificial knee joint does not always have to be the treatment of choice: Stem cell therapy was conceived in the USA as an innovative therapy to delay knee replacement for osteoarthritis as long as possible.