A knee or hip 'replacement' without surgery? it's on the horizon
With better drugs and stem-cell therapies, researchers hope to repair cartilage or prevent damage before osteoarthritis sets in or an operation is needed
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Peripheral Blood Stem Cells Mobilization Using Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Ffactor for Articular Cartilage Injuries: Wake Them Up and Make Them Come to You!
Articular cartilage injuries constitute a prevalent musculoskeletal problem in the general population. Restorative cartilage procedures are specifically challenging as recapitulating hyaline cartilage can be difficult, thus compromising clinical outcomes.