New regenerative implant to prevent total knee replacement
Knee cartilage deterioration or injuries are often the cause of osteoarthritis. This chronic disease associated with pain, stiffness and severe disability decreases the quality of life and represents a serious economic burden for health systems. However, existing treatments such as total knee joint replacement are expensive and often involve complications. The EU-funded FibroFix Cartilage project proposes a regenerative orthopaedic implant that addresses the problem of large and/or osteoarthritic articular cartilage lesions in the knee. The silk-based implant is biostable and biocompatible, emulating cartilage function and supporting cartilage regeneration at a significantly lower cost than other solutions. The product allows prolonged use of the joint, increases mobility, reduces pain and postpones or prevents total knee replacement.
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