- PC : Stem Cell Joints India
In a bid to assist the growth of bone cells and repair worn-out joints for arthritis patients, the scientists from IIT Guwahati
have synthesised mats made of silk-proteins and bioactive glass fibres.
“Current clinical treatment methods are limited by lack of viable tissue substitutes to aid the repair process,” Biman B Mandal from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) was quoted by Hindustan Times.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases.
Signs and symptoms
The most common symptoms of arthritis are:
Redness of skin around a joint
Stiffness, especially in the morning
An autoimmune disease
General “wear and tear” on joints
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