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Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Platelet-Rich Plasma on Tendon Derived Stem Cells and Rotator Cuff Tendon Tear

Doctors at the Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea suggest in a new study that bone marrow aspirate concentrates and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are effective for tendinopathy and the  the rotator cuff tendon tear.1 This follows on earlier research from University School of Medicine doctors who found stimulating bone marrow to release stem cells combined with a biomateral scaffold patch on the site of huge surgical incisions  significantly reduced retear and high surgical failure rates in the arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears.2

Doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York say in their animal studies bone marrow stem cells accelerated healing after arthroscopic surgery at the bone/tendon interface.3

 

 

1 Kim SJ, Song DH, Park JW, Park S, Kim SJ. Effect of Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Platelet-Rich Plasma on Tendon Derived Stem Cells and Rotator Cuff Tendon Tear. Cell Transplant. 2017 Jan 20. doi: 10.3727/096368917X694705. [Pubmed]

2 Degen RM, Carbone A, Carballo C, Zong J, Chen T, Lebaschi A, Ying L, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The Effect of Purified Human Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Rotator Cuff Tendon Healing in an Athymic Rat. Arthroscopy. 2016 Dec;32(12):2435-2443. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.04.019. [Pubmed]

3 Yoon JP, Chung SW, Kim JY, Lee BJ, Kim HS, Kim JE, Cho JH. Outcomes of Combined Bone Marrow Stimulation and Patch Augmentation for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Apr;44(4):963-71. doi: 10.1177/0363546515625044. Epub 2016 Feb 5. [Pubmed]