Injectable Cell Therapy To Treat Osteoarthritis:
Scientists have recently developed a new injectable cell therapy to treat osteoarthritis.
- Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that can affect the many tissues of the joint.
- It is the most common type of arthritis. Arthritis refers to biomechanical changes within a joint.
- Osteoarthritis occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down over time.
- Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine.
- It is more likely to develop as people age.
- But it can affect much younger people, too, especially those who have had a prior joint injury
- Symptoms often develop slowly and worsen over time.
- It includes Pain, Stiffness, Tenderness, Loss of flexibility, Grating sensation, Bone spurs and
- There is no cure for Osteoarthritis, but medication, assistive devices and other therapies that don’t involve drugs can help to ease the pain.
- A damaged joint may be surgically fused or replaced with one made of a combination of metal, plastic and/or ceramic.