Johns Hopkins University Students Embed Stem Cells in Sutures to Enhance Healing

Published: Jul 21, 2009

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Johns Hopkins University -- Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students have demonstrated a practical way to embed a patient’s own adult stem cells in the surgical thread that doctors use to repair serious orthopedic injuries such as ruptured tendons. The goal, the students said, is to enhance healing and reduce the likelihood of re-injury without changing the surgical procedure itself.

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