How many times will I need to come into the office?
You will need to come to the office for 6 visits from screening to completion of the study over the course of 6 months.
How will investigational treatment be administered?
Treatment will be by harvesting fat from your body and injecting cells into your joint.
What if I change my mind and no longer want to participate?
You may withdraw your consent at any time for any reason and drop out of the study. If you decide to withdraw, inform the study staff of your decision.
Studies are underway to develop potential new treatments for knee pain from osteoarthritis. Clinical trials are research studies that measure safety and usefulness of new treatments in human volunteers.
You are the key to continuing research, treatment, and care. People who join clinical trials are the most important contributors in the development of new treatments.
This study will determine if the injection of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells (contains stem cells) derived from your fat will reduce pain due to osteoarthritis. A small amount of fat from your stomach or thigh will be processed and the SVF cells will be injected into your joint.
Your participation in a clinical trial is voluntary and should be based on your personal needs, interests and expectation.
Before you can participate, you must be “screened; to be sure you are right for the study and the study is right for you.
First, the study will be thoroughly explained and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. When you have a good understanding, you will be asked to sign a consent form.
Study participants are given investigational treatment. Researchers continuously evaluate the condition of each participant. Participants may be asked if their symptoms are improving or if they are experiencing any side effects.
Yes, admission into a clinical trial is based on a rigid set of criteria. For the knee study, the following is a partial list of criteria: