NC State University: Cartilage Resurfacing Implant Reduces Pain, Restores Hip/joint Function in Dogs

A textile-based implant containing cartilage derived from stem cells reduced pain and restored hip joint function to baseline levels in a study of dogs with symptoms of moderate osteoarthritis. The study, led by researchers at North Carolina State University could be a significant first step toward preventative, less invasive joint resurfacing in dogs and humans.

Author: Mike Jackson