osteoarthritis Tag

New tissue engineering techniques may completely change how we treat osteoarthritis (OA). OA is a disabling disease that gradually destroys articular cartilage, which helps bones move smoothly and easily within joints. As the cartilage layer thins, bones rub against each other, causing swelling, stiffness and...

Aging is the primary risk factor for the development of osteoarthritis (OA). Every day, more than 27 million Americans suffer from grinding bone-on-bone pain, chronic stiffness, cartilage damage and the nagging ache of degenerative joint disease. An aging America is fueling a push for more research...