Alternatives to joint replacement… Hedgehog growth factor for cartilage repair

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Alternatives to joint replacement… Hedgehog growth factor for cartilage repair


In our series on alternatives to knee replacement surgery, we are continuing our discussion of growth factors that could be used for cartilage repair. Whether this particular factor, Hedgehog, will ultimately play a role in osteoarthritis treatment with stem cells is still unknown.Hedgehog has unique features that make it a potentially valuable arthritis treatment weapon when used in conjunction with mesenchymal stem cells. The question is whether it’s indispensable or not.
Multiple growth factors are key to helping stem cells build and regenerate new cartilage. However, what is seen in the lab is not necessarily what is present in real life.
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