Silicon implant 'helps worn knees to regrow' - and could spare thousands of patients from surgery 

Thousands of patients could avoid painful knee replacements after scientists developed a material to help cartilage regrow.
The ‘bouncy bio-glass’ mimics the structure of cartilage and can be 3D-printed to fit precisely into damaged areas and stimulate new cell growth.
Cartilage – the flexible connective tissue found in joints and between vertebrae in the spine – is difficult to repair.
At the moment, surgeons can create scar-like tissue to help fix damaged cartilage, but most patients end up needing their joint replaced with metal and plastic parts anyway.
Using the new material,... read more

 
13 May 2016 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Daily Mail
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