Osteoarthritis is a degenerative join disease that effects thousands of people throughout the world. It occurs when flexible tissue at the end of bones begin to wear down causing a lack of cartilage and pain.
In Edinburgh scientists are currently going through trials to test the levels of using patients’ own stem cells to rebuild cartilage within their damaged joint tissue areas. It is expected that these treatments will continue to aid in patients having to avoid the incredibly invasive replacement surgeries.
Osteoarthritis, like other types of arthritis, can effect the knees, wrists, hips, literally anywhere that there is a joint in the human body. This research can be groundbreaking and help many people avoid lifelong negative effects of the diseases.