Cell therapy for cartilage defects of the hip.

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2016 Dec 21;6(3):361-366. doi: 10.11138/mltj/2016.6.3.361. eCollection Jul-Sep 2016.

Background: Chondral injuries are commonly related to poor clinical outcome, but recent data showed some improvements in function and pain after hip arthroscopy. Cell-based therapies represent an appealing alternative strategy for cartilage regeneration, and interesting results have been recently reported after intra-articular injections of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The results of hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and intra-articular injections of autologous expanded bone marrow – MSCs (BM-MSCs) are reported in this retrospective study.