Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
head, shoulders, knees and toes
Building on the revolutionary work of Dr Lima, who used nose stem cells to recover spinal cord injuries:
“Investigators took biopsy specimens that were 6 mm in diameter from the nasal septum, under local anaesthetic.
Then they grew the harvested cells in the lab for two weeks. The cartilage grafts were further prepared and then cut into the right shapes.
Finally, surgeons used the engineered grafts to replace damaged cartilage that was removed.
..Even though the level of repaired tissue appeared to vary among patients and over time, MRI scans at two years showed new tissue developed with similar properties to the original cartilage.
The nine recipients reported improvements in use of their knees and better pain scores compared to before their surgeries.
No side-effects were reported.”
Heads and Knees – Check!
Shoulders and Toes just around the corner.
Spinal Cord Injury and Stem Cells: