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New Cause Of Osteoarthritis Revealed

New Cause Of Osteoarthritis Revealed

University of Liverpool A new mechanism of joint destruction caused by a natural material that grinds away healthy cartilage and worsens osteoarthritis has been identified in human hip joints for the first time by University of Liverpool...

Latest Cartilage Stories

2014-06-30 08:30:15

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) today announced that it has started patient enrollment for the MULTIPLE INJECTIONS STUDY using Ampion(TM) for patients with mostly severe or very severe osteoarthritis (mostly severe Kellgren-Lawrence grade 3 and 4) of the knee for which there is no current non-surgical therapy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120516/MM09116LOGO Ampio's CEO, Mike Macaluso, explained, "This study is...

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...

2014-04-17 14:37:35

In a new study in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, at 12 months, total femorotibial cartilage thickness loss was reduced in sprifermin (recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18)-treated knees compared to placebo-treated knees, with effects being significant in the lateral femorotibial compartment but not in the central femorotibial compartment. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), showed that...

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...

2014-03-05 08:28:49

ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISTO Technologies, Inc., a privately-held regenerative medicine company, announced today that Mitchell Seyedin, Ph.D., the Company's Executive Chairman, will present at the following upcoming investor conferences: -- The 9(th) Annual Canaccord Musculoskeletal Conference The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans Presentation: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time -- The 2(nd) Annual 2014 Regen Med Investor Day The...

2014-02-27 16:27:25

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ground-breaking cartilage regeneration isn't exactly the Fountain of Youth. But for aging boomers and athletes with aching and injured ankle joints, it's close enough, making them feel almost new again. Foot and ankle surgeons are gathering this week at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to study revolutionary advances in cartilage regeneration for foot and ankle injuries. According to...

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...

Gene Therapy Could Possibly Grow Replacement Cartilage Inside The Body
2014-02-19 14:47:12

Ken Kingery - Duke University Pratt School of Engineering Duke researchers use gene therapy to direct stem cells into becoming new cartilage on a synthetic scaffold even after implantation into a living body By combining a synthetic scaffolding material with gene delivery techniques, researchers at Duke University are getting closer to being able to generate replacement cartilage where it's needed in the body. Performing tissue repair with stem cells typically requires applying...

3D Bioprinting Could Be The Next Big Thing In Knee Surgery
2014-02-13 09:11:30

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Amazing advancements in the technology of 3D printing have been made at Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Dr. Darryl D'Lima along with his colleagues report they have discovered a process to “bioprint” cartilage tissue. D’Lima is responsible for the design of a prototype bioprinter that will print living cartilage. Adapted from a Hewlett-Packard inkjet printer, the bioprinter spews out both cartilage progenitor cells and a...


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