Great news for 2015: Knee meniscus regenerated with 3D-printed implant

by 1389 on January 1, 2015

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Published on Dec 10, 2014 by Columbia University Medical Center
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee’s protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own. The therapy, successfully tested in sheep, could provide the first effective and long-lasting repair of damaged menisci, which occur in millions of Americans each year and can lead to debilitating arthritis.

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