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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Hip Cartilage Grown from Stem Cells

Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Cytex Therapeutics in Durham, N.C. have published a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that describe a technique they’ve developed to grow cartilage from stem cells in the shape of a hip joint. According to the Washington University news release, “The discovery one day may provide an alternative to hip-replacement surgery, particularly in younger patients.” Full story.

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