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VOA: Biological Cartilage Changing Way Knees Repaired

VOA: Biological Cartilage Changing Way Knees Repaired

WASHINGTON — Our knees handle more stress than any of other joints. So it’s no wonder that knee pain affects so many of us. If you go to any sporting event, you’ll notice that the athletes’ knees really get a workout. But it’s not only athletes who suffer knee...
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KTBY: Local Surgeon Using Revolutionary MACI Procedure To Improve Lives

KTBY: Local Surgeon Using Revolutionary MACI Procedure To Improve Lives

Anchorgae, AK – When people think of knee replacements, they rarely think of patients in their mid-20’s – but for Anchorage based doctor, Doug Vermillion, that’s not the case.
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Press Gazette: New Procedure Helps Patients With Knee Cartilage Damage

Press Gazette: New Procedure Helps Patients With Knee Cartilage Damage

GULF BREEZE — Millions of people each year damage their knee cartilage, causing pain and restricting mobility. Dr. Juliet DeCampos, an orthopaedic surgeon at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, recently started using a new treatment option for...
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NBC 10: Health Check: Cartilage Repair Uses Patient’s Cells

NBC 10: Health Check: Cartilage Repair Uses Patient’s Cells

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A new treatment can bring relief for the most common cause of knee pain in young athletes: cartilage damage. Cartilage acts as a shock absorber, but repeated stress can wear it down and cause intense pain. A new FDA-approved product uses a...
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Alaska Journal Of Commerce: Unique procedure Gets Coast Guard Medic Back On Track

Alaska Journal Of Commerce: Unique procedure Gets Coast Guard Medic Back On Track

U.S. Coast Guard medic Erin Murray had set her sights on search and rescue operations off Kodiak Island for the kind of work that involves being lowered from a helicopter to save drowning crewmen after a boat capsizes. After years of being fit — soccer, tennis,...
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CBS 46: New Medical Procedure Is Improving The Lives Of Those With Chronic Knee Pain

CBS 46: New Medical Procedure Is Improving The Lives Of Those With Chronic Knee Pain

ATLANTA (CBS46) – A new state of the art knee surgery is changing lives, and Atlanta is one of the first cities in the United States to offer it. Twenty-six-year-old Chelsea Cannon never thought she’d be able to bend her right knee. “This took about six weeks,”...
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Providence Business Journal: University Orthopedics First In R.I. Offering Knee Cartilage Regrowth Treatment

Providence Business Journal: University Orthopedics First In R.I. Offering Knee Cartilage Regrowth Treatment

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Brett Owens of University Orthopedics is among the first in the country, and the first in Rhode Island, to treat patients suffering from knee cartilage damage with an innovative therapy recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...
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VUMC Reporter: Novel Knee Surgery Utilizes Patient’s Regrown Cartilage Cells

Vanderbilt’s Scott Arthur, M.D., recently performed the state’s first knee surgery using a newly approved implant containing a patient’s regrown cartilage cells. Trademarked under the name MACI, the implant was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in...
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Drug Delivery Business News: Vericel CEO: Industry Has Reached ‘Watershed Moment’ For Cell Therapies

Drug Delivery Business News: Vericel CEO: Industry Has Reached ‘Watershed Moment’ For Cell Therapies

Shares in Cambridge-based Vericel Corp (NSDQ:VCEL) surged last year after the FDA approved its bioresorbable scaffold for cartilage repair. The product, Maci, is the first FDA-approved implant to use healthy cartilage tissue from a patient’s own knee to grow cells on...
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Spectrum News: Rochester Is 1st In Upstate NY To Try New Knee Cartilage Growth Procedure

Spectrum News: Rochester Is 1st In Upstate NY To Try New Knee Cartilage Growth Procedure

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some local scientists are coming up with new ways to address knee problems. Doctors say a new procedure allows them to take patients’ healthy knee cartilage and use it to grow new cartilage. It can then be used to repair the damaged...
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Oklahoma’s News 4: Cutting Edge Procedure Using Your Own Cells To Repair Cartilage

Oklahoma’s News 4: Cutting Edge Procedure Using Your Own Cells To Repair Cartilage

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ashton Brum is a runner, dancer and member of the school marching band, but she is sidelined by an active lifestyle and bad genetics. “A lot of pressure. Walking was, it hurt, but it wasn’t painful. It was uncomfortable to walk and...
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WTNH News 8: Using Your Own Cells To Repair Your Knee Injury

WTNH News 8: Using Your Own Cells To Repair Your Knee Injury

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — People of all ages have knee injuries, but a new treatment option is available that could help speed up recovery, and lessen pain. The latest procedure approved by the FDA in January was timely for Collin Nilsen, who was in a lot of pain....
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ABC 30 Action News: Healing Help: An Inside Look at Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern’s Treatment

ABC 30 Action News: Healing Help: An Inside Look at Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern’s Treatment

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno Fire Captain Pete Dern is recovering from the latest surgery that uses his own grafted skin to cover his injuries. Action News was given exclusive access to the operating room at Community Regional Medical Center as Dern’s...
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Boston Business Journal: FDA Approves Cambridge-Based Vericel’s Knee Cartilage Repair Product

Boston Business Journal: FDA Approves Cambridge-Based Vericel’s Knee Cartilage Repair Product

Shares of Cambridge-based Vericel surged late Tuesday after the FDA approved a treatment for knee cartilage repair that involves harvesting a patient’s own cells. The FDA said it had approved Vericel’s Maci, a product that collects and expands a patient’s cells...
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Boston Business Journal: In Vericel, an Old Genzyme Business Gets New Life and Space In Cambridge

Boston Business Journal: In Vericel, an Old Genzyme Business Gets New Life and Space In Cambridge

With very little fanfare last week, Cambridge became the new home of a publicly traded, 200-employee biotech company with three approved products. The company, Vericel Corp., was created last spring when Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Aastrom Biosciences bought Sanofi’s...