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Self-Healing Gel Could Replace Cartilage

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RogueMoon
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better cartilage and soon
RogueMoon   9/26/2013 9:40:34 AM
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Ann, I hope you do get a better knee joint soon.  This polymer has great potential in medical and mechanical engineering areas.  Having suffered a back surgery to a blown disc, I too, would welcome a full-sized replacement in my vertebrae.  I hope the trials go well with this stuff.  The body likes to attack and dissolve foreign objects (mostly for good reason) so I hope this substance proves to be as compatible as it is durable.

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Ann R. Thryft   9/26/2013 12:49:59 PM
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Thanks for your kind thoughts, Rogue Moon. But I'd have to win the lottery first. In any case, it will be good to find out how biocompatible this material is.

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