Restoring the function of joint surfaces using tissueengineering
Is a disease characterized by joint pain and dysfunction caused by the progressive and irreversible loss of joint cartilage.
At an advanced stage of the disease, it becomes necessary touseanendoprosthesis.Removal of the joint means its permanent destruction and the final loss of periarticular bone tissue.
In the case of disease progression and periimplant tissue degeneration,the next stage is an even more extensive excision of the tissues and theimplantation
of larger implant – which usually ends with a permanent disabilityafter revision surgeries.
130 million patients will be suffering
40 million will be disabled
It is significant that the disease affects younger and younger patients, analyzing data so far
80% of them suffer from limited movement and 25% areunable to perform basic life activities.