Doctors set to lead the way in knee joint repair with nasal cartilage therapy

Knee joint defects are being treated with cartilage from the nose. However, a new project called ENCANTO (not inspired by the Disney movie) wants to further this procedure.
Led by Dr Oliver Pullig, the team will collaborate with University Hospital Basel to produce implants that can be used to treat damaged knees.
The doctors will take a small piece of cartilage from the nasal septum of patients and then grow it in a laboratory on a supportive collagen structure.