The researchers of IIT Roorkee develops a low-cost method for treating Osteoarthritis (OA)
Published: September 11, 2017
The researchers at IIT-Roorkee have developed a low-cost method for treating Osteoarthritis (OA), a disease that causes pain and stiffness in the joints leading to degeneration of the bone cartilage. Under the new method, a nano-material and a polymer are injected around the knee joint followed by a regular heat therapy, which is believed to be far superior to the conventional treatment administered in the form of multiple injections and anti-inflammatory drugs like steroids, which have critical side effects.
Topics: Arthritis • Bone spavin • Cartilage • Medical specialties • Medicine • Musculoskeletal system • Osteoarthritis • Osteochondritis dissecans • Rheumatology • RTT • Skeletal disorders • Treatment of equine lameness