Home Forums General Discussion Very exciting news for the future of joint rejuvenation without implants

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    Maz
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    For those concerned about future joint replacement surgery, researchers in NC have found a way to grow cartilage from stem cells, found in fat, that are then grown on an external scaffold and implanted to custom fit the patient. This newly implanted cartilage is also designed to release anti-inflammatory molecules, as needed by the body, to help prevent future damage and is capable of bearing 10 times a person’s body weight. Although human trials are 3-5 years away and only osteoarthritis is described in the article, this is a great step forward in regenerative medicine and will hopefully hold promise for inflammatory forms of arthritis, too.

    http://www.livescience.com/55444-stem-cells-could-replace-hip-replacements.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=socialfbls&cmpid=social_ls_514627

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    Linda L
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    Sounds better than good.
    Linda L

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