Title

Creating a New Synthetic Carilage for Osteoarthritis

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Synthetic cartilage will benefit those with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, a common type of arthritis affecting 32.5 million adults in the US, occurs when cartilage wears down over time. The cartilage protects the ends of bones from rubbing against each other, which can be extremely painful and damaging to the bones. A synthetic cartilage can be inserted into a joint to prevent the bones from rubbing against each other, helping relieve pain and avoiding the deterioration of the epiphysis. Currently, the only synthetic cartilage available is for use in the metatarsophalangeal joint. The goal of this new synthetic cartilage is to create a synthetic cartilage that can be used in multiple joints, since osteoarthritis most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Through research on the effectiveness of preexisting synthetic cartilages, the most effective material for the cartilage will be determined. Most of the project is research based due to the creation and testing of synthetic cartilage not being ethical. The main criteria for the synthetic cartilage is it being adaptable for use in multiple joints, being long lasting, and having a low rejection rate. A synthetic cartilage that can be adapted to use in multiple joints will help many people diagnosed with osteoarthritis, relieving immense pain and preventing deterioration.

Location

HSS 109

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:30 AM

Creating a New Synthetic Carilage for Osteoarthritis

HSS 109

Synthetic cartilage will benefit those with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, a common type of arthritis affecting 32.5 million adults in the US, occurs when cartilage wears down over time. The cartilage protects the ends of bones from rubbing against each other, which can be extremely painful and damaging to the bones. A synthetic cartilage can be inserted into a joint to prevent the bones from rubbing against each other, helping relieve pain and avoiding the deterioration of the epiphysis. Currently, the only synthetic cartilage available is for use in the metatarsophalangeal joint. The goal of this new synthetic cartilage is to create a synthetic cartilage that can be used in multiple joints, since osteoarthritis most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Through research on the effectiveness of preexisting synthetic cartilages, the most effective material for the cartilage will be determined. Most of the project is research based due to the creation and testing of synthetic cartilage not being ethical. The main criteria for the synthetic cartilage is it being adaptable for use in multiple joints, being long lasting, and having a low rejection rate. A synthetic cartilage that can be adapted to use in multiple joints will help many people diagnosed with osteoarthritis, relieving immense pain and preventing deterioration.