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Tufts University Researchers Engineer First "Custom-Made" Human Knee Ligaments From Adult Stem Cells

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February 13, 2002
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Researchers from Tufts University announced today that they have developed a tissue engineering strategy to repair one of the most common knee injuries-ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL)--by mechanically and biologically engineering new ones. This ligament at the center of the knee connects the leg to the thigh and stabilizes the knee joint in leg extension and flexion.

DALLAS - Researchers from Tufts University announced today that they have developed a tissue engineering strategy to repair one of the most common knee injuries-ruptured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL)--by mechanically and biologically engineering new ones. This ligament at the center of the knee connects the leg to the thigh and stabilizes the knee joint in leg extension and flexion.


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