Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine for the Knees

Medical Frontiers

28m 00s
Broadcast on September 19, 2022 Available until September 19, 2023

We look at the latest in regenerative medicine for treating knee problems. Osteoarthritis happens when the meniscus and cartilage wear out. Researchers aim to repair meniscal damage with autologous synovial stem cell transplants. Ligament tears, an injury common among athletes, are also usually treated with transplants using the patient's own tendons or artificial ligaments. A bovine tendon has successfully been transplanted into a sheep, and a clinical trial will soon begin for use in humans.

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