Arthritis & Rheumatism

3-D printing with living tissues may help treat joint diseases

Degeneration of cartilage and other joint tissues is a major cause of disability. A new review highlights the recent developments in biofabrication, a new technique that allows investigators to print living tissues for implantation ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New technique for repairing knee cartilage damage

Dear Mayo Clinic: I'm interested in the new procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can repair cartilage in the knee. How does it work? Who's a good candidate for this procedure?

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Findings do not support steroid injections for knee osteoarthritis

Among patients with knee osteoarthritis, an injection of a corticosteroid every three months over two years resulted in significantly greater cartilage volume loss and no significant difference in knee pain compared to patients ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

QMRI sees early signs of osteoarthritis before it's too late

One in 20 adults suffers from osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear of the joints. But early signs of the disease – subtle biochemical changes to the cartilage – are invisible to most current clinical imaging techniques, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New strategy for treating arthritis discovered

Arthritis patients could one day benefit from a novel form of medicine, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Their early study indicates that arthritic cartilage, previously thought to be impenetrable ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

New treatment approach to limit damage after joint bleed

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2015) identified that the cytokine (cell signalling protein) Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) is a crucial factor in the development ...

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