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The American journal of sports medicine 35 (6): 962-71 (2007)

An analysis of soft tissue allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a rabbit model: a short-term study of the use of mesenchymal stem cells to enhance tendon osteointegration

MY Soon , A Hassan , JH Hui , JC Goh , EH Lee
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue allografts are essential for revision and multiple ligament surgeries in the knee, where donor-site morbidity is an issue. However, the use of allografts is associated with a higher failure rate of osteointegration. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are investigated as potential agents to enhance bone tunnel and tendon healing.