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New Approach for Treating Meniscus-Related Knee Pain Being Studied at NEBH

Innovations in modern medicine have brought many artificial joints and bionic body parts to patients. Although these devices have been used for years, a prosthetic replacement for the meniscus – the tissue pad located between the thigh and shin bones – is not yet available.  At New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), we are participating in a new clinical trial that may help make the “artificial meniscus” a reality, providing a new treatment option for millions of Americans with persistent knee pain after meniscus injury or deterioration. 

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Can a New, Investigational Cartilage Tissue Implant Made from a Patient’s Own Cells Potentially Improve Outcomes and Recovery Time After Cartilage Injury in The Knee?

New England Baptist Hospital surgeon and recognized cartilage expert Dr. Kai Mithoefer is leading innovative research that offers patients access to advanced cartilage repair technology that is currently being tested to determine if an investigational cartilage tissue implant made from patient’s own cartilage cells will improve outcomes and recovery time for certain knee cartilage injuries.

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Getting More Out of Every Blood Donation

NEBH has added new technology to our donor services center, which is allowing patients to receive blood from fewer donors, and donors to give less frequently and feel better after donating.

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Using Technology to Prevent Infections

New England Baptist Hospital’s groundbreaking Infection Prevention and Control program is a hospital wide effort and has resulted in fewer infections and better surgical outcomes. Much of this program’s success is due to what goes on behind the scenes; activity that patients never see. This includes the most sophisticated sterilization equipment available for the proper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments used in the operating rooms.

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