New Treatment Shows Promise for Knee Arthritis

Small study found single shot of patient's own stem cells improved pain, mobility

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By Alan Mozes

HealthDay Reporter

FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For those who suffer debilitating arthritis in their knees, researchers report in a small study that just one injection of stem cells can reduce pain and inflammation.

The idea is experimental: Extract stem cells from a patient's own body fat -- cells known for their ability to differentiate and perform any number of regenerative functions -- and inject them directly into the damaged knee joint.

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