Web Desk: Surgeries help people but also lead to a large number of medical waste being generated. Therefore, medical technology is kept on working to make the life of people easy.
Health services have to spend millions every year to dispose of over 1 lakh tons of medical waste. Scientists are using the discarded bones to make new hips and knees for parents.
The idea is to recycle old bones removed during surgery to grow bone and cartilage that can last for the patient’s life unlike artificial joints. They are buying discarded hip joints and using stem cells from them to grow cartilage in the lab.
As stem cells are difficult to access, therefore scientists are harvesting them from tissue that has been thrown out.