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One of the worst traumas imaginable is to suffer a spinal cord injury and to be left with either paraplegia or even worse quadriplegia. In Australia alone, there are over 12,000 people with spinal cord injuries with 400 new cases per year. Of these, 15% are complete quadriplegics and 20% complete paraplegics. The typical causes are some form of motor vehicle or motorbike accidents or through the...

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Hip and knee surgery — a panacea?

There is no doubt that the definitive, evidence-based treatment for severe knee or hip osteoarthritis is a joint replacement. All other therapies are aimed at either reducing inflammation or pain and as yet we do not have effective treatments to rebuild cartilage and thus giving a person a new joint is the current best approach.

But, we need to ask the question, is...

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