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Adult Stem Cells Greatly Accelerate Bone Regeneration in Australian Trial

Stem cells have helped to accelerate the healing of severe leg fractures in Australian trials. The research involved five men and four women who had suffered the worst type of compound bone fractures in serious road accidents, some of whom still could not walk up to 41 months after their accidents. In the procedure, bone marrow stem cells are harvested from the patient's pelvis in a non-invasive day procedure using a needle. The stem cells are cultivated in a laboratory until they have divided to create 15 billion stem cells over six weeks. Surgeons then applied the stem cells directly to the fractures. One patient in the trial, 36 year-old Anthony Giancola, was walking the following day.

Stem cells have helped to accelerate the healing of severe leg fractures in Australian trials. The research involved five men and four women who had suffered the worst type of compound bone fractures in serious road accidents, some of whom still could not walk up to 41 months after their accidents. In the procedure, bone marrow stem cells are harvested from the patient's pelvis in a non-invasive day procedure using a needle. The stem cells are cultivated in a laboratory until they have divided to create 15 billion stem cells over six weeks. Surgeons then applied the stem cells directly to the fractures. One patient in the trial, 36 year-old Anthony Giancola, was walking the following day.

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