ME and Ophelia

Monday, May 10, 2004

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Using tissue engineering and biological stimulation

Sadly, a very fit and active dear friend of mine has just been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. These notes on osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, may be of interest to another friend who underwent surgery over a year ago:

β€œ...Other studies have shown the amount of arthritis a person experiences is related to the amount of meniscus you have left in your knee,” Cook said. β€œIn our animal studies, we have been able to grow back 90 percent of the meniscus on average. Using tissue engineering and biological stimulation through the implantation of a scaffold derived from pig intestines, we show the tissue where it needs to grow...” Read more on A Cure for Arthritis?

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 5/10/2004
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