A study showed that the use of microfragmented adipose tissue in combination with arthroscopic debridement can be an effective treatment option for knee osteoarthritis
A new study was published that evaluated the effectiveness of using microfragmented adipose tissue (mFAT) in combination with arthroscopic debridement (AD) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) compared to AD treatment alone. The study involved 78 patients affected by knee OA grade 3–4 (according to KL classification), who were randomly assigned to AD or AD+mFAT treatment groups.
The results of the study showed on MRI scans that AD+mFAT improved functional outcomes more than patients treated with only AD both at 6-month and 24-month follow-ups. The study’s unblinded design suggests that further evidence would be profitable to draw definitive conclusions about mFAT’s efficacy in treating knee OA, but the current results are extremely encouraging.
In conclusion, the use of mFAT in combination with AD can be an effective treatment option for knee OA, providing durable effects and better outcomes compared to AD alone.
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