Currently, there is no approved drug therapy to prevent or inhibit periprosthetic osteolysis. Although preclinical studies have identified potential drug therapies (i.e., bisphosphonates), there is no evidence that these drugs can effectively treat aseptic loosening in patients. This is the first evidence that in vivo OPG gene therapy can be used to prevent wear debris-induced osteolysis.
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