Scaffold-free, stem cell-based cartilage repair

Yukihiko Yasui, Wataru Ando, Kazunori Shimomura, Kota Koizumi, Chijimatsu Ryota, Shuichi Hamamoto, Masato Kobayashi, Hideki Yoshikawa, Norimasa Nakamura

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Various approaches to treat articular cartilage have been widely investigated due to its poor intrinsic healing capacity. Stem cell-based therapy could be a promising approach as an alternative to chondrocyte-based therapy and some of these therapies have been already applied in clinical condition. This review discusses the current development of stem cell-based therapies in cartilage repair, specifically focusing on scaffold-free approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cartilage repair
  • Mesenchymal stem cell
  • Scaffold free
  • Stem cell-based therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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