New Fixes for Worn Knees

The Wall Street Journal—May 4, 2015

Wall Street Journal Reporter, Melinda Beck, reports that scientists have developed an artificial meniscus that could help reduce cases of arthritis and knee replacement surgery in later years.

Scientists from Cornell and Columbia universities also have successfully grown a new meniscus inside the knee joint of a sheep using a 3-D printer and the body's own stem cells. 

“We’re cautiously optimistic,” says Scott Rodeo, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, who performed the sheep surgery. “Based on our preliminary analysis, this does support tissue formation.”

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