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ba0001pp67 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2013

Hip fracture induces a transient appearance of circulating mesenchymal stem cells

Heino Terhi J , Sederquist Bettina , Aro Hannu T

We have previously demonstrated the presence of circulating mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in fracture patients. However, the exact time for their appearance in circulation remains unknown. Nine patients (five females, four males, age 70±12 years, range 55–89 years) with a fresh femoral neck fracture were recruited in the study, which was approved by the local ethical committee. Bone marrow (BM) sample drawn from the iliac crest of all patients served as the individua...