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JRPMS Vol 4, No 1, March 2020, p.20-23

doi: 10.22540/JRPMS-04-020

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Mini Review

Stem cells in fracture healing

Efstathios G. Athanasakis

  • “Evangelismos” General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

Keywords: Stem cells, Fracture healing, Nonunion


Abstract

Bone fractures are the most common injuries seen in emergency departments worldwide. Fracture healing is a complex physiological process. Existing research has proved that Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) assist and augment fracture healing. This review is examining the importance of MSCs in bone healing. A literature search was performed using PubMed, and relevant articles were retrieved.