Researchers watch the knee degenerate and understand how osteoarthritis may begin

Kinesiology study shows how knee cartilage is protected by the menisci
Stacy McGuire, University of Calgary
December 12, 2018
By Stacy McGuire, University of Calgary
For hockey great Bobby Orr, a torn knee ligament ended his career at age 30. Orr had more than 17 knee operations, at one point having his meniscus removed — the cartilaginous tissue that helps stabilize and lubricate the knee joint. Now scientists can see in real time just how important the meniscus is.

Now a new study, published in the prestigious journal Nature - Scientific Reports, points to why the knee degenerates, as researchers discovered that when the meniscus is removed, extensive cell death occurs within hours during vigorous exercise. | READ MORE

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