Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:27

Stem cells give new life to worn-out knees

A $10,000 experimental medical procedure has helped saved the careers of two NSW players. Stem cells placed into the knees of Trent Hodkinson and Aaron Woods have helped resurrect their careers and has allowed them to leap into the representative arena. They both had severe knee problems which could have forced them into early retirement. Hodkinson had the procedure in 2012, Woods at the end of last season. Former long-term Wests Tigers doctor Donald Kuah performed the Regeneus HiQ procedure on Woods where a person’s own fat tissue – via liposuction – is injected into an affected joint or tendon.

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