Safety of Adipose-derived Regenerative Cells Injection for Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Facet Joint
Safety and Efficacy of Injection of Adipose-derived Regenerative Cells (ADRCs) in Patients Suffering From Osteoarthritis of the Facet Joints
The Sanford Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic and Sanford Spine Center in Sioux Falls, SD is conducting a trial comparing two treatments for osteoarthritis of the facet joint of thoracic spine: injections of stem cells taken from the patient’s adipose, or fat tissue, and injections of corticosteroids. The injections are delivered directly into the spine in a single treatment.
Follow up will be needed at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after the injections,
- Be 18 to 65 years of age
- Have a diagnosis of chronic facet joint osteoarthritis
- Not be pregnant or breastfeeding, nor intending to do so within 12 months of the start of treatment
THE STUDY INVOLVES:
- Prescreening tests to confirm eligibility of the patient to participate.
- Mesenchymal stem cells will be drawn from the patient’s adipose, or fat, tissue.
- Injection of the stem cells (or corticosteroids, if the patient is assigned to that group) to the facet joint(s) of the spine
- Follow up at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after the injections,
LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:
The study site is at the Sanford Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic and Sanford Spine Center in Sioux Falls, SD, Map.
Contact: Suzanne Letcher | 605-312-6462 | [email protected]
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