Potential Fix For Damaged Knees Identified, Hospital for Special Surgery Study  
7/9/2009 7:44:25 AM

Hospital for Special Surgery -- Investigators from Hospital for Special Surgery have shown that a biodegradable scaffold or plug can be used to treat patients with damaged knee cartilage. The study is unique in that it used serial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and newer quantitative T2 mapping to examine how the plug incorporated itself into the knee. The research, abstract 8372, will be presented during the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, July 9-12, in Keystone, Colo.