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Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy: Report of Three Cases


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  5. Anz AW, Torres J, Plummer HA, Jee CSY, Dekker TJ, Johnson KB, et al. Mobilized peripheral blood stem cells are pluripotent and can be safely harvested and stored for cartilage repair. 2021; 37(11): 3347-56. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2021.04.036

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