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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 537686, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/537686
Research Article

Are Applied Growth Factors Able to Mimic the Positive Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on the Regeneration of Meniscus in the Avascular Zone?

1Department of Trauma Surgery, University Medical Center Regensburg, Franz Josef Strauß Allee 11, 93042 Regensburg, Germany
2Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
3Sporthopaedicum Regensburg, 93053 Regensburg, Germany

Received 4 June 2014; Revised 16 August 2014; Accepted 18 August 2014; Published 31 August 2014

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Filardo

Copyright © 2014 Johannes Zellner et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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