New Hydrogel That Mimics Cartilage Could Make Knee Repairs Easier

Intriguing news from Science Alert reports that researchers have created a cartilage-like hydrogel that could make it easier to fix knee injuries such as torn menisci. The gel can be made-to-order with 3-D manufacturing to fit each individual’s knees. The knee is the mostly commonly injured joint by athletes, accounting for 2.5 million sports-related injuries seen in the emergency department annually. Meniscal tears occur in 35 percent of people over the age of 50 — with...

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