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New knees could keep footballers kicking

New knees could keep footballers kicking

作者:司城谓  时间:2019-03-06 02:14:02  人气:

By Ian Sample SPORTS stars whose careers are threatened by damage to their knees stand to benefit from a new technique for preserving cartilage. Researchers in Israel say this could lead to more successful repairs. In sports such as football and sprinting, the knees get a heavy pounding that can damage the cartilage that cushions the bones in the joint. It can be removed, but the person is then advised to stop playing regular sport. In some cases, the cartilage is replaced entirely with a plastic implant. But this also has drawbacks. “If someone’s 70 years old, it’s fine,