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Hymovis injections for osteoarthritis of the knee

Diagnosed with OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) of the knee? You may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial. The study site personnel will inform you if you qualify to participate. Why should I participate? It is anticipated that this study treatment will provide relief of pain due to OA of the knee, but this benefit is [...]

Injection Treatment of Cartilage Injury

Novartis Pharmaceuticals is sponsoring a clinical research trial for males and females, ages 18-55 years, with a cartilage injury of partial thickness of one knee. To learn more about knee joint cartilage injuries, click here. This study is designed to assess the efficacy, safety, and  tolerability of multiple injections of the study drug (or placebo) over [...]

NOVOCART 3D Autologous Chondrocyte Implant

NOVOCART® 3D Autologous Chondrocyte Implant System U.S. Phase 3 Clinical Trial NOVOCART® 3D is considered an investigational product in the United States (meaning the product has not been approved by the FDA). NOVOCART® 3D has been used in a select few European countries since 2003 to treat more than 17,000 patients with damaged knee cartilage. Within the [...]

GelrinC by Regentis Biomaterials for Cartilage Repair

Regentis Biomaterials is conducting a pivotal FDA regulated clinical study (research study) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an investigational device, GelrinC, implanted following a standard microfracture procedure, compared to a historical control group of patients who have undergone microfracture for the treatment of articular cartilage defects of the knee. This is a non-randomized [...]

Cartilage Injury

<h2>What is cartilage?</h2> Nearly every joint in your body is made up of surfaces that allow incredibly smooth almost motion. This allows you to painlessly bend your elbow, your knee, or move your hip. These surfaces are made up of water and a spongy, springy living material called ‘cartilage’. A little different from the cartilage [...]

Living with Type II Diabetes

Living with Type II Diabetes is a challenge for millions of people in the United States.   This condition causes your body to not use insulin as well as it should.  While your genetics may increase your risk of developing the condition, lifestyle plays an important role. There are several important ways to treat it.  [...]