About Our Program

With 12.1 percent of the U.S. population suffering from osteoarthritis and more than 13.5 million people experiencing daily joint pain, not only is tissue repair a prominent medical issue, but it also presents a problem with no simple solution. In an osteoarthritic (OA) knee the joint fluid (synovial fluid) may deplete and not provide the proper support as a healthy knee. Osteochondral (articular cartilage and subchondral bone) defects account for a majority of local knee defects which may result in osteoarthritis over a period of time. Read More

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Juana Mendenhall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Morehouse College