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The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Augmenting Rotator Cuff Repairs.

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Summary of "The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Augmenting Rotator Cuff Repairs."

The prevalence of rotator cuff tears increases as patients age due to an attenuated biologic healing capacity. As mechanical advancements in rotator cuff arthroscopic repairs begin to slow, researchers have looked toward using mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) to optimize the shoulder's biologic environment as an alternative route for improvement.

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Name: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Disease (2013)
ISSN: 2328-5273
Pages: 232-237

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