Bioactive gel to treat knee injuries being developed

28 abril 2015

Current surgical options for repairing damaged cartilage caused by knee injuries are costly, can have complications, and often are not very effective in the long run. But an orthopedics research team is working on a biologic solution — an injectable gel that encourages self-healing of cartilage — with hopes it will result in a minimally invasive, practical, and inexpensive approach for repairing cartilage and preventing osteoarthritis.