There are about 50 million people worldwide with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That number is expected to rise to 67 million by 2030. Arthritis is a disease of the joint where the cartilage between the joints breaks down and makes movement painful and can require orthopedic surgery. The average orthopedic surgeon performs 29 procedures each month the most common procedures are sports medicine, hand surgery and joint replacement.
What if an orthopedic surgeon didn’t have to use a scalpel to operate when performing some of these surgeries? What if the surgeon could use a pen to draw on personalized cell material onto the damaged cartilage, letting it heal itself with its own cells?