Autologous Micro Fragmented Adipose Cells Therapy for Subtalar Joint Osteoarthritis – Case Report and Review of Literature

Autologous Micro Fragmented Adipose Cells Therapy for Subtalar Joint Osteoarthritis – Case Report and Review of Literature

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A: Good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Good



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Tools and Methods

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A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

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A: Good


Comments: The Discussion provides the significance of the subtalar joint in load transmission and movement at the hindfoot and explains the consequences of the traumatic injury to the subtalar joint. Further, it describes the intra-articular injections of fat cells and their regenerative potential underlying relevant literature. The Conclusion highlights the unique non-operative technique for the treatment of subtalar joint arthritis. Lastly, the authors have commented that the techniques applied to well-selected candidates can substantially improve functional outcomes.



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A: Good


Author's knowledge

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A: Good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Good


Writing style

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A: Good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: The manuscript reports a case of a 48-year-old male with symptomatic left subtalar joint arthritis, which was conservatively managed with analgesia and multiple steroid injections. The case report illustrates the overall surgical technique and the autologous micro fragmented adipose cells therapy for subtalar joint osteoarthritis.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Noman Shakeel Niazi
Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Foundation Trust, Southmoor Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9LT, The United Kingdom

Article Info

Article Type
Case Report and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Wed 01, Jun 2022
Accepted: Thu 30, Jun 2022
Published: Thu 14, Jul 2022
© 2023 Noman Shakeel Niazi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.RGM.2022.01.01