In a way similar to how salamanders and other creatures can regrow lost limbs, humans have the capacity to repair and regenerate cartilage in their joints, researchers at Duke Health discovered.
A multistakeholder coalition assembled by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) has issued clinical recommendations for the optimal prevention of secondary fracture among people aged 65 years and older with a hip or vertebral fracture—the most serious complication associated with osteoporosis.
The partial knee replacement surgical procedure has generated significant interest because it uses a smaller incision and has a faster recovery than full knee replacement surgery. Partial knee replacement is a type of and minimally invasive surgery. The idea is to remove only the most damaged areas of cartilage from the joint and leave any healthy parts of the joint for continued use.
Before any medical device, such as a pacemakers or artificial hip implant, reaches the market, it has to meet certain safety standards set by the Food and Drug Administration. But these standards are just a first step; any number of things can happen when the devices hit the clinic.
The research recorded the health states of more than 2,000 people on waiting lists and found 19 per cent were in extreme pain or discomfort.