Healthy Living: Building Better Joints

A University of Arizona researcher is growing cartilage from stem cells taken from fat tissue.

Today in Healthy Living, he explains how that cartilage could repair small defects and large areas of damage seen in many arthritis patients.

One day, it could eliminate the need to put plastic and metal in people’s knees.

Szivek says it’ll be a few years before the cartilage scaffolding system moves out of his lab and into human trials.