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Impact of inflammation on the osteoarthritic niche: implications for regenerative medicine.

Abstract:

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis worldwide and is the sixth leading cause of disability. It costs the UK economy approximately 1% of gross national product per annum. With an aging population, the cost of chronic conditions such as OA continues to rise. Historically, treatments for OA have been limited to painkillers, physiotherapy and joint injections. When these fail, patients are referred for joint replacement surgery. With the advent of tissue engineering strategie...

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Publisher copy:
10.2217/rme.12.34

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Williams, EL More by this author
Edwards, CJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Oreffo, RO More by this author
Journal:
Regenerative medicine
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
551-570
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1746-076X
ISSN:
1746-0751
URN:
uuid:3a79d72b-35f8-4f0a-b0f3-3a5ec2427e6c
Source identifiers:
344188
Local pid:
pubs:344188

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