Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Clinical Trial to Heal Articular Cartilage Defects
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00885729|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : April 22, 2009
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2015
The purpose of this study is to:
- Compare the treatment efficacy of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (Mesenchymal Stem Cells) versus chondrocytes implanted in a commercial available scaffold in a human clinical trial.
- Determine the effects of specific three months strength training program preoperatively to improve knee function and possible postpone the need of cartilage repair surgery.
- Determine if degenerative changes occur in the knee joints following cartilage repair. This question will be investigated in the proposed clinical trial.
- Determine the characteristics of patients treated either by surgery or by rehabilitation in a long-term follow-up (1, 5 years).
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Defect of Articular Cartilage||Procedure: stem cells Procedure: Chondrocytes Other: Rehabilitation program||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||50 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Clinical Trial to Heal Articular Cartilage Defects|
|Study Start Date :||April 2009|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||July 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||July 2018|
Experimental: Stem cells
Cartilage defect are treated surgical either with chondrocytes or stem cells
Procedure: stem cells
Stem cells or chondrocytes under a commercial available membrane
Implantation of chondrocytes
Active Comparator: Rehabilitation
Active rehabilitation program
Other: Rehabilitation program
Strength exercises, neuromuscular exercises
- Lysholm score [ Time Frame: 2018 ]
- Radiographics [ Time Frame: Two and five years ]
- Return to work [ Time Frame: 1 Year ]Return to work one year after surgery
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00885729
|Oslo, Norway, 0481|
|Study Chair:||Lars Engebretsen, MD,PhD||Professor|