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Stem Cells in Orthopedics

  • Raju Vaishya
  • Abhishek Vaish
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Abstract

The use of stem cells in orthopedics has gained recognition and popularity for a variety of clinical problems. The important source of stem cells for clinical use is from the bone marrow and the adipose tissue. The main indication for stem cells in orthopedics includes nonunion of the fractures, avascular necrosis (AVN), cartilage damage, and tendinopathies.

Keywords

Stem cells Orthopedics Fracture nonunion Avascular necrosis Cartilage injuries 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raju Vaishya
    • 1
  • Abhishek Vaish
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement SurgeryIndraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Sarita ViharNew DelhiIndia

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