3D-printed custom cartilage could advance osteoarthritis treatment and research

Approximately one in two Americans will suffer from some form of osteoarthritis—a condition by which the cartilage around joints begins to disintegrate—yet the origin of the disease remains poorly understood and there is no cure. Patients with severe conditions can require joint replacements, in some cases on multiple occasions. But, help may be on the horizon. Researchers have successfully grown living human cartilage on a laboratory chip using 3D-printing techniques. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Medical Polymers read more

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3D-printed custom cartilage could advance osteoarthritis treatment and research

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