Stem Cell Therapy

ADSC Application for Osteoarthritis

UC Health Steadman Hawkins Clinic - Denver Inverness, Denver, CO
ADSC Application +1 moreN/ARecruitingLed by Seth L Sherman, MDResearch Sponsored by University of Colorado, Denver

Study Summary

This trial is testing two different methods for repairing damage to cartilage in the knee. The first, microfracture, is commonly used. The second, which uses stem cells from fat tissue, is being tested to see if it results in better repair.

Eligible Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You will be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
Your legs must be straight and aligned properly.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~assessed at baseline, 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months post-operatively.
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and assessed at baseline, 6 months, 12 months, and 24 months post-operatively. for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Health Scores on the KOOS Questionnaire
Secondary outcome measures
Activity Level on the Tegner Activity Scale
Cartilage Composition Assessment by MRI Scan
Functionality Scores on the Lysholm Scale
+2 more

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo-Only Group
All patients enrolled in this study will receive some form of active treatment.

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: ADSC ApplicationExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Patients undergo an arthroscopic surgical procedure, ADSC application, followed by physical therapy.
Group II: Microfracture ArmActive Control1 Intervention
Patients undergo an arthroscopic surgical procedure, microfracture, followed by physical therapy.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Stanford UniversityOTHER
2,258 Previous Clinical Trials
17,273,623 Total Patients Enrolled
16 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
5,042 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
University of KentuckyOTHER
175 Previous Clinical Trials
223,430 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
64 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
University of Colorado, DenverLead Sponsor
1,661 Previous Clinical Trials
1,662,051 Total Patients Enrolled
13 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
837 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Seth L Sherman, MDPrincipal Investigator
Stanford University
2 Previous Clinical Trials
49 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
29 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis
Jason Dragoo, MDPrincipal Investigator
University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus
3 Previous Clinical Trials
198 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Osteoarthritis
174 Patients Enrolled for Osteoarthritis

Media Library

ADSC Application (Stem Cell Therapy) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT02090140 — N/A
Osteoarthritis Research Study Groups: ADSC Application, Microfracture Arm
Osteoarthritis Clinical Trial 2023: ADSC Application Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT02090140 — N/A
ADSC Application (Stem Cell Therapy) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT02090140 — N/A
Osteoarthritis Patient Testimony for trial: Trial Name: NCT02090140 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the scope of recruitment for this experiment?

"Affirmative. verifies that this research trial, which was first publicized on November 1st 2015, is actively recruiting for participants. Specifically, 17 patients must be recruited from two separate medical centres."

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Are there any vacancies left to join this clinical research?

"Affirmative. Accessing reveals that this medical trial is still recruiting participants, with 17 patients required from two locations since its initial posting on November 1st 2015 and most recent edit on July 1 2021."

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Is this experiment limited to seniors or are younger individuals accepted?

"This medical trial is only open to adults aged between 18 and 50. For minors and elderly persons, there are 5 different studies for the former group and 17 specific trials for those over 65 years of age."

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Am I eligible to partake in this research endeavor?

"This medical experiment is accepting a cohort of 17 individuals aged 18 to 50 with an articular cartilage abnormality. In order to qualify, the following conditions must be met: age range between 18 and 50 years; a limited chondral defect (less than 400mm^2) at either the femoral condyle's medial or lateral end; lower limb mechanical alignment of no more than 5 degrees varus or valgus."

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Who else is applying?

What state do they live in?
What site did they apply to?
Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Institute
What portion of applicants met pre-screening criteria?
Did not meet criteria
How many prior treatments have patients received?

Why did patients apply to this trial?

I have not tried any drugs or injections. I am looking for natural treatments for osteoarthritis. I’m not looking to take medication or have surgery if at all possible.
I’ve had PRP on my left knee with good results but nothing on my right knee that is now showing signs of osteoarthritis degeneration. I’d like to try out therapy on my right, untreated knee.
I know you have an age restriction, that people in their 60s and 70s who are very active are not eligible for knee replacement would find this procedure very powerful for their lifestyle and could keep people active. You may not be able to change this trial, but why don’t we get one going for us older folks .

What questions have other patients asked about this trial?

What all does the trial entail?
Recent research and studies
~4 spots leftby Dec 2025