Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee (case 1)

58-year-old female patient with rheumatoid arthritis severely affecting the knee cartilage. The patient presented with chronic and incapacitating pain and all values obtained by CartiGram™ magnetic resonance imaging were over 50, suggesting widespread cartilage deterioration in all knee compartments.

One year after undergoing treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, comprising the injection of 40 million mesenchymal stem cells into the joint, pain had diminished considerably and joint functionality had significantly recovered.

Almost all magnetic resonance values had normalised, indicating cartilage regeneration across the surface of the joint.

* white = normal cartilage; yellow = osteoarthritic cartilage; pink = cartilage deteriorating; green = cartilage improving