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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:58 AM

'Liposuction to save career'

MELBOURNE defender Clint Bartram will undergo a cutting-edge procedure on his degenerative knee next Thursday on the Gold Coast in a bid to save his AFL career.

In what is thought to be an AFL first, the procedure will initially involve Bartram having fat extracted from his body through liposuction.

Stem cells will then be harvested from that fat and re-inserted into the knee the following day in the hope of regenerating the growth of healthy cartilage tissue.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/143431/default.aspx

This is Australian Football, it is a hard fought game.


I have chronic knee pain...I thought this article interesting and informative.

Tikki

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:38 PM

1. so interesting

Best of luck to you with your knee pain. It is its own special hell.

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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 05:01 PM

2. That is interesting -

I didn't know that it was possible to harvest stem cells from fat...

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