Potential regenerative effect seen by hormone replacement in joint fluidConcentrations of the sex hormones, testosterone in men and estrogen in women can have a positive effect on the regenerative potential of cartilage tissue as per German researchers.

It was suggested by the study that hormone replacement in the joint fluid of men and women can be advantageous for treating late stages of human osteoarthritis (OA) by regenerating damaged tissue.

Details of this evidence-based study appeared in an issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American College of Rheumatology.