Arthritis & Rheumatism

Knee cartilage product approved to repair defects

(HealthDay)—Maci (autologous cultured chondrocytes) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to repair defective cartilage of the knee.

Medical research

Surgeons implant knee cartilage grown from patient's own cells

Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are the first in Ohio to use a tissue implant made from a patient's own cells to treat knee cartilage damage. Healthy cartilage is crucial to the smooth and painless ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis patients will benefit from jumping exercise

Progressive high-impact training improved the patellar cartilage quality of the postmenopausal women who may be at risk of osteoporosis (bone loss) as well as at risk of osteoarthritis. This was found out in the study carry ...

Surgery

Common knee surgery may lead to arthritis and cartilage loss

A popular surgery to repair meniscal tears may increase the risk of osteoarthritis and cartilage loss in some patients, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America ...

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