Fox News Radio—November 28, 2012
Technology and a little outside help from mechanical engineers are moving doctors closer to a breakthrough that could help millions of Americans suffering from joint pain.
New hope for developing artificial cartilage. Most current treatments are either all-natural and too soft to last, or synthetic and inherently risky since they don’t have actual cells. Now…
(Dr. Suzanne Maher) “They’re trying to combine biology with mechanics.”
(Dr. Maher) “Ideally, you’d like to be able to take that MRI scan, look at the geometry of the defect, and then you could actually manufacture something that fits into that defect perfectly.”
The implants have been successful in mice.
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