New Research in Joint Replacements: Promises Exciting Results

A new project at the University of Leeds Institute of Medical and Biology aims to address joint pain problem. This project focuses on many of the areas most affected by aging.

Besides joint replacement, the research will focus on the spine, teeth, the heart and the circulatory system, Rather than growing the body's own cells in a lab, the new research aims to use the body's own regenerative systems.

Scientists involved in this latest project have developed a chemical wash that strips cells away from donated cartilage, heart valves, blood vessels or other tissue before they are transplanted into the patient. For join pain treatment you can visit

These stripped body parts then become host to the patient's own cells in a natural process that takes approximately six months.

Harder-Wearing, Longer-Lasting Joints

In the October 23 issue of The Daily Mail (UK), Jenny Hope, a medical correspondent, reports that around 40 patients have been treated with modified heart valves in yet another study in Brazil.

Reporting on the work of the Leeds study she quotes one of the leading researchers into artificial joints, Professor John Fisher of the Institute of Medical and Biology, as saying that the artificial joints created using this method did not deteriorate and were not rejected by the body.

The body accepted these new joints because all the foreign cells had been washed away. This method of removing living cells from human and animal tissue creates a biological scaffold that can be regenerated within the body at the site that needs repairing. 

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