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Latest Articular cartilage repair Stories

2014-04-22 23:11:59

Autologous chondroctye implantation by MJRC clinic nips cartilage damage in the bud, allowing athletes to continue enjoying their game without any worry of progressive damage Chennai, Tamil Nadu (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The recently introduced Autologous chondrocyte implantation is a novel procedure to treat sports persons. It repairs early cartilage damage in sports persons, and restores joints to normal. It prevents further progression to arthritis. It is thus great news for thousands of...

Scientists Grow Cartilage To Reconstruct Nose
2014-04-11 13:17:11

University of Basel Scientists at the University of Basel report first ever successful nose reconstruction surgery using cartilage grown in the laboratory. Cartilage cells were extracted from the patient's nasal septum, multiplied and expanded onto a collagen membrane. The so-called engineered cartilage was then shaped according to the defect and implanted. The results will be published in the current edition of the academic journal The Lancet. A research team from the University of...

2014-03-18 12:30:49

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cartilage is the connective tissue found throughout the body. As a result of injury or disease, cartilage can become damaged or even wear away causing pain and discomfort. Unlike muscle, human cartilage does not have the ability to heal itself. As a result, millions of people suffer from pain and stiffness caused by damaged cartilage. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130122/MM45506LOGO While the inability of cartilage...

2014-02-20 12:28:33

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoTrophix, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the Company started a Phase 2 clinical study of its cartilage repair therapeutic agent, TPX-100, with knee osteoarthritis patients in the U.S. The Company also announced that it had successfully closed the second and last tranche of its Series A preferred stock financing. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140220/SF68860LOGO) The purpose of...

2013-06-24 23:23:34

Every year over 100 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic joint pain; these injuries can be so debilitating it can hinder everyday activities and make simple tasks unbearable. Dr. Gary Stein, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Santa Rosa Orthopaedics, (SRO, http://srortho.com/) who specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement techniques and sports medicine discusses the latest advances in surgical and non-surgical joint pain techniques that can restore mobility and...

2013-04-23 22:43:02

Researchers at Micro Orthopaedics, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, led by Dr. Ai-xi Yu, have suggested that articular cartilage defects can be repaired by a novel thermo-sensitive injectable hydrogel engineered with gene modified bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs). The chitosan and polyvinyl alcohol composite hydrogel containing hTGFβ-1 gene modified BMSCs was injected into rabbits with defective articular cartilage. Sixteen weeks later the defected cartilage...

2012-03-14 09:38:58

New method will increase likelihood of success in cartilage grafting procedures For years, doctors have been able to treat defects in joint cartilage by grafting cartilage donated from cadavers into patients´ bad joints. Using current methods, donated cartilage can be stored for 28 days for a transplant before the tissue becomes too degraded to transplant into a patient. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found a way to store donated cartilage more than twice as...

2012-02-08 12:22:48

A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects. It is thought that fixing such lesions may ultimately help to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis, and get athletic individuals back to sporting activities reliably. The study by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers was reported at the...

2011-03-03 09:01:00

BRADENTON, Fla., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What may seem like a page taken from a sci-fi novel, is reality on Florida's west coast. Coastal Orthopedics' physicians are providing patients with Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI); a process that replaces damaged cartilage with newly grown tissue. Coastal physicians and their medical team continue to stay on top of the latest technology and innovations to bring the best medical care to their patients. "The healing power of the...


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