Soon, a jab that can help grow a new knee

Coming soon, jab that will let arthritis sufferers grow a new knee or hip joints, say British scientists.

A team, led by Newcastle University , claims the injection will "revolutionize" the treatment of osteoarthritis, the most common form of the condition -- in fact, given in a person's 40s or 50s, just as arthritis begins, the jab could remove the need for hip or knee replacements in some cases.

Andrew McCaskie at Newcastle University said, "Every patient has their own 'repair kit' . Whereas joint replacement uses metal and plastic to replace the severely damaged joint, we're trying to treat at an earlier stage and assist the body to repair itself."

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Source: Times of India

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