Scaffold helps cells repair torn meniscus in lab tests

20:00 EDT 18 Jun 2019 | AAAS

(Duke University Medical Center) About a million times a year, Americans with a torn meniscus in their knee undergo surgery in hopes of a repair. Certain tears can't be fixed or won't heal well, and many patients later suffer osteoarthritis. To improve meniscus healing, Duke scientists have developed a scaffold derived from a pig's meniscus, which performed better in lab tests than healing without a scaffold.

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