February 16, 2009
Cell Injections Mend Broken Bones?
Researchers identified a new, faster method to help heal broken bones. It requires the injection of cells taken from the patient's own bone marrow. The cells are injected into the fracture area and a clinical study proved it speeds up the healing process.
Dr. Seok-Jung Kim from the Catholic University College of Medicine, Seoul, coordinated a multi-centre, randomized clinical study of the osteoblast treatment.
Dr Kim added the injections provide an alternative to surgery and can be performed simply under local anesthesia.
SOURCE: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
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