Repairing and Replacing Cartilage in Knees

Using 3-D tissue engineering to repair and replace articular cartilage

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC Dr. Jeffrey Spang
Dr. Elizabeth Loboa

The National Stem Cell Foundation is partnering with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) to support research being conducted by Drs. Jeffrey Spang and Elizabeth Loboa at UNC Chapel Hill. Drs. Spang and Loboa are using stem cell guided 3-D tissue engineering to create functional osteochondral grafts to repair or replace articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis, a common condition of cartilage failure that can lead to limited range of motion, bone damage and debilitating pain, is the most common cause of disability among U.S. adults.

July 12, 2017

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