Osteoarthritis of the knee (case 2)

  Case 2. Osteoarthritis of the knee 40-year-old male.

  Changes in the cartilage (T2 mapping values).

  Changes in pain at 2 years.

  Baseline values.

  Patella, Femur, Tibia.

  Values after 2 years.

A 40-year-old patient, who regularly practised sport, with previous meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Reported chronic knee pain which was restricting normal everyday activity and rendered patient unable to participate in sports.

 

After the knee osteoarthritis treatment, consisting of injection into the joint of 40 million bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells, the pain and function were significantly improved, both in terms of everyday activities and sports (volleyball, mountaineering, etc.).

Two years later, CartiGram magnetic resonance imaging confirmed regeneration of the cartilage in 20 of the 24 affected areas.

* white = normal cartilage; yellow = osteoarthritic cartilage; pink = worsening cartilage; green = improving cartilage.