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Muscle-building implant offers hope to arthritis sufferers

发布时间:2019-03-06 12:11:05来源:未知点击:

By Ian Sample EXCRUCIATING pain often stops people with arthritic knees walking even short distances. But tiny electronic implants injected into their thigh muscles can improve mobility and alleviate the pain. Treatment for arthritic knees often involves getting the patient to exercise the joint, but this can be difficult. “Because they’re in pain, they stop doing much exercise and their muscles become more wasted,” says Gerald Loeb at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. And this makes things worse, he says,