Arthroscopic meniscus surgery leads to knee replacement

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In this article we will examine research that suggests that arthroscopic knee surgery leads to knee replacement Doctors in the Netherlands publish their findings in the medical journal Osteoarthritis Cartilage:  “In patients with knee osteoarthritis arthroscopic knee surgery with meniscectomy is associated with a three fold increase in the risk for future knee replacement surgery.”1 Research […]

Knee Osteoarthritis and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Injections

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The effectiveness of Platelet rich Plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis  has been made clear by mounting evidence from independent medical researchers. Here we will briefly touch on two new studies from Chinese researchers and that from Thailand that have now been added to the mounting evidence. These studies show PRP injections to be more effective […]

Arthroscopic surgery and stem cells – the best of both worlds?

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The healing potential of stem cells are so exciting that surgeons believe that it can make arthroscopic surgery much more successful. Here is an editorial – The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery a publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. “we are believers in stem cell therapy” and “stem cells have substantial potential […]

How stem cells work in damaged knees – Extracellular matrix

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Doctors at the University of Missouri are examining how tissue-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) can help biologically repair a damaged knee. Extracellular matrix is a secretion by cells that helps rebuild cartilage. This is how it works: Chondrocytes are cells that are the building blocks of cartilage. Imagine a brick wall that has a hole in it. […]