Artificial Cartilage Could Protect Runners From Arthritis, Knee Replacements

February 27, 2015 11:30 AM

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Artificial Cartilage Could Protect Runners From Arthritis, Knee Replacements

Every 45 seconds, a patient in the United States undergoes knee replacement surgery – and it’s only getting worse. By 2030, that number is expected to jump nearly 400 percent, to almost half a million patients a year.

Many patients who visit our clinics for treatment are avid runners and exercisers, who, over the years, begin to experience knee pain. What we find is that these runners are commonly injuring their meniscus – the cartilage pad between their thigh and shin bones. Because of the seriousness of this in...

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