CellR4 2021; 9: e3171
DOI: 10.32113/cellr4_20215_3171

The regeneration of damaged connective tissue: wishful thinking or reality?

Topic: Regenerative Medicine, Stem cell therapy   Category:

Abstract

This review examines the current status of various cellular and non-cellular regeneration technologies used for the repair and regeneration of damaged connective tissue. The article explores the clinical use of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells, adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells, growth factors, cytokines, platelet-rich plasma and GOLDIC® method. To compare the regenerative capacity of these technologies, a systematic analysis of the regeneration quality is necessary, and a high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using a quality scoring system is needed. It is likely that in future clinical practice a combination of such technologies will offer the optimal treatment to patients with different connective tissue disorders, which must always be our ultimate goal.

To cite this article

The regeneration of damaged connective tissue: wishful thinking or reality?

CellR4 2021; 9: e3171
DOI: 10.32113/cellr4_20215_3171

Publication History

Submission date: 07 Mar 2021

Revised on: 05 Apr 2021

Accepted on: 10 May 2021

Published online: 11 May 2021