Thousands of Australians suffer with pain daily as a result of degenerative changes within their knees, hips and ankles with replacement surgery ( knees & hips) as the only surgical treatment option. Many sufferers find themselves requiring the surgery but having to wait several years until they are ‘old enough’ for the surgeon to give them the go ahead. In the past several days, it has been widely reported in the media that a Stem Cell clinic in Melbourne has had significant success in the trials they are performing. Stem Cells are harvested and injected into the affected site where new cartilage ‘is grown’ with a large portion of the participants reporting significant reductions in pain and increases in their function and walking capabilities. The full news story as shown on Channel 7 can be accessed via the link below.