I need this. I really do. Not for my knee, but for my ankle.
I've been waiting for this. I broke my ankle 4 years ago, destroyed a few things, among which the cartilage between my heel and the bone just above.
It hurts when I take my first step in the morning, and it hurts until I fall asleep. Every day. 4 years.
This would change my life.
My local hospital is pioneering with lab grown cartilage, but that is only applicable in the knee. You can't put a patient head down for a few hours to drip cartilage on the hip. I know there is some progress (in mice) with halting the transformation of cartilage into pseudocartilage (scar tissue). All in all I'm many decades to young for hip replacements so any progress even in the next two decades could give me massive return in mobility.
Just like you, I'm also hoping for progress. Good luck to you!
The elbows are so god damn fragile, it's like they explode into multiple pieces at the first breeze. The knees are better but you're still at risk of losing your range of motion after prolonged immobilization. I imagine you must have had the same experience with your ankle? In my country they recently discovered that the way they were dealing with ankle sprains in hospitals (by putting a foot cast at a specific angle) was leaving people with lifelong limps so we still have a lot to learn about joints.
Does anyone have any additional insight into how big a deal mass produced synthetic cartilage would be, and specific examples of what it could be used for?
You can toughen up your knees by gradually ramping up the stimulus over time, and high impact sports of youth won't necessarily prevent one from being able to run a marathon in their 70s.
I also started from the Youtube videos but I got a lot more out of it after I started doing the full program with coaching.
i am "scared" because this guy stands most of the time, walks to work and back, does most of his work standing. i on the other hand either sit on my chair slouching for 12 hours at a time and if not there, i sit lounging on the floor and do a reclined L with the most pressure on the small of my back.
i am concerned because i have had back trouble for the last decade, usually it was kidney stones but later because of my posture. i hope my back is right but i wouldn't want to subject myself to surgeries. shit.
Its incredible how much sitting you can compensate with that sport.
Start slowly with at home exercises and work your way towards a healthy back.
For example, with tommy john surgery, they usually take a tendon from the thigh to replace the torn ligament in the elbow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulnar_collateral_ligament_reco...
Not sure how much of a difference it'd make.
This is something I could do with