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Technique used in human ankle injuries modified to treat dogs' knees

... COLUMBIA, Mo. A common sports injury in human knees is even more common in dogs. Each year, more than one million dogs suffer ... period and let their dogs run, play or traumatize the joint before the knees were ready," Cook said. "A successful operation is dependent on ...

Osteoarthritis risk linked to finger length ratio

... clinic in Nottingham. All had clinically significant symptomatic OA of the knees or hips, requiring consideration of joint replacement surgery. Recruited ... 67 years for cases and 63 years for controls. Radiographs of both knees and the pelvis were obtained for all participants. Every participant also ...

First-ever study: lack of critical lubricant causes wear in joints

... that lubricin, or a close cousin, could be injected directly into hips, knees or other joints inflamed from arthritis or injury a preventive treatment ... in joints? To find out, Jay and his team studied cartilage from the knees of mice that dont produce lubricin. Directly after birth, the cartilage ...

MIT: New tissue scaffold regrows cartilage and bone

... Mass.--MIT engineers and colleagues have built a new tissue scaffold that can stimulate bone and cartilage growth when transplanted into the knees and other joints. The scaffold could offer a potential new treatment for sports injuries and other cartilage damage, such as arthritis, says Lorna ...

Virus weaves itself into the DNA transferred from parents to babies

... Parents expect to pass on their eye or hair color, their knobby knees or their big feet to their children through their genes. But they don't expect to pass on viruses through those same genes. New research from the ...

Study suggests genetic connection between short stature and arthritis

... with disorders of skeletal development, and more common variants recently have been tied to susceptibility to osteoarthritis of the hip and knees in Asian and European populations. The completion of the map of human genetic variation, or HapMap, has fueled a surge in this type of ...

Researchers uncover new piece to the puzzle of human height

... with disorders of skeletal development, and more common variants recently have been tied to susceptibility to osteoarthritis of the hip and knees in Asian and European populations. The common variants we identified are associated with both short stature and, as described previously, ...

Listen-up ladies: Don't postpone knee-replacement surgery

... Is getting new knees on your list of New Year's resolutions? Research at the University of Delaware indicates that women wait longer to pursue knee-replacement surgery ...

Bioengineered tissue implants regenerate damaged knee cartilage

... can lead to cartilage regeneration even in knees affected by osteoarthritis. The tissue ... and then implanted them into the injured knees of the study patients. Cartilage regeneration ... that tissue-engineered cartilage implanted into knees can mature within 12 months after implantation, ...

NASA technology helping injured US troops

... The condition, which developed after his military service, caused his knees to buckle during physical therapy. "The SAM walker prevented my knees from buckling and helped me regain my mobility. I was able to graduate to ...

New engineered drug may offer prolonged arthritis relief

... a protein for use in joints that would precipitate out of solution and clump at normal body temperature. When he injected the sticky ELP into the knees of rats, the protein proved to have a 25-fold longer half-life in the joint than a similar soluble protein, Betre reported in the journal article. ...

Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis

... disorders such as multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED), a disorder that begins in childhood and can include malformation of the hands, feet and knees and abnormal curvature of the spine. In this study, researchers knocked out matrilin-1 and -3 in mice in order to study their link to ...

NJIT engineer poised to take stem cell research a step forward

... used to test the stem cell repair of cartilage. Rizio will also teach Arinzeh, and some of her students, how to insert stem cells in to patients' knees during surgery. Arinzeh's drive to advance the science of stem cell research has gained her national recognition. Two years ago, she earned the ...

Rice bioengineers pioneer techniques for knee repair

... A breakthrough self-assembly technique for growing replacement cartilage offers the first hope of replacing the entire articular surface of knees damaged by arthritis. The technique, developed at Rice University's Musculoskeletal Bioengineering Laboratory, is described in this month's issue of ...
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