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Stem Cell Procedure Could End Need for Hip Replacements 



Stem Cell Procedure Could End Need for Hip Replacements

May 28, 2012 - (University Hospital Southampton) - “Surgeons based at Southampton’s university hospitals have developed a revolutionary stem cell procedure that could end the need for hip replacements in patients suffering from a common bone disease. The procedure, developed by Doug Dunlop, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Southampton General Hospital, and Professor Richard Oreffo, a specialist in musculoskeletal science at the University of Southampton, involves extracting stem cells from the bone marrow of patients in need of hip repair due to osteonecrosis, where poor blood supply causes significant bone damage.”  Read Full Article


Posted on 8-Jun-12 by Toto, Brent
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