Newly reported from China: Microfragmented Adipose Tissue Injection Beneficial for Knee OA

For patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), microfragmented adipose tissue (MFAT) injection with arthroscopic surgery is associated with improved midterm clinical outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 26 in the World Journal of Stem Cells.

Cong-Zi Wu, from the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, and colleagues examined the efficacy and safety of MFAT with arthroscopic surgery in a randomized multicenter trial conducted in 10 hospitals involving 302 patients with KOA (Kellgren-Lawrence grades 2 to 3). Participants were randomly assigned to MFAT or the control group and received MFAT or hyaluronic acid following arthroscopic surgery, respectively (151 patients in each group).

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