Stem cell treatments for osteoporosis and complex bone injuries are an exciting alternative to surgery. The current treatment, whereby doctors remove bone from a healthy part of the patient’s body and transplant it in the damaged site, is not only painful but can result in secondary infection and long recovery times.
Stem cell treatments for Osteoporosis
National Osteoporosis Society, more than three million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis, which causes around 500,000 broken bones every years. The disease typically develops slowly over several years and is linked to the stem cells in the bone turning to fat rather than bone – it is often nicknamed ‘fat of the bone.’According to the
Now scientists plan to test nanokicking on patients suffering from spinal injuries whose bones have deteriorated through lack of use. The experiments could mean that the technology could not only be used as a therapy for those who already suffer from the condition and also prevent those at risk from ever developing it. Fifteen volunteers from the National Spinal Injuries Unit based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow will be invited to take part in the project over the coming two years.
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