High tibial osteotomy with human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells implantation for knee cartilage regeneration
Jun-Seob Song, Ki-Taek Hong, Na-Min Kim, Jae-Yub Jung, Han-Soo Park, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gangnam JS Hospital, Seoul 06053, South Korea
Chae-Gwan Kong, Ki Bong Chang, Seok Jung Kim, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu-si 11765, South Korea
Young Ju Kim, Department of Nursing Education & Administration, Uijeongbu St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Uijeongbu-si 11765, South Korea
Author contributions: Song JS performed the surgeries; Hong KT performed radiological evaluation; Kim NM, Jung JY, and Park HS analyzed the data; Kim YJ performed statistical analysis; Kong CG and Chang KB contributed to the conception of the study and search of the background literature; Kim SJ designed the study and wrote the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the institutional review board of the Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (2019-3100-003). All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent statement: Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: All data included in the manuscript are available upon request.
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Corresponding author: Seok Jung Kim, MD, PhD, FRCS, Director, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, 271, Cheonbo-ro, Uijeongbu-si 11765, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. email@example.com
Received: February 21, 2020
Peer-review started: February 21, 2020
First decision: March 30, 2020
Revised: April 24, 2020
Accepted: May 12, 2020
Article in press: May 12, 2020
Published online: June 26, 2020