NIH study shows promise in preventing osteoarthritis – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new NIH-funded study at MIT suggests that a steroid drug currently used to treat inflammatory diseases could also prevent osteoarthritis from ever developing in those people who have had a joint injury.
Grodzinsky: This could be a very effective approach to treating the cases relatively quickly after injury.
Narrator: But Dr. Alan Grodzinsky, an NIH-funded researcher and professor at MIT says, more research is needed.
Grodzinsky: It's really a question of identifying whether or not it's possible to use this drug at an early stage.
Narrator: For more information on this research and arthritis, visit www.niams.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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