APRICOT is an EU-funded research project aiming to develop a radically new type of implant for the treatment of osteoarthritis of small joints in the hand. The novel polymer-based technique will not require invasive surgery and enable the preservation of healthy bone and tissue.
3.3 Mio €
Restoring the natural range of motion of the finger joints, APRICOT will go beyond current implant solutions, helping patients return to their normal day-to-day lives. APRICOT will have a significant societal impact potentially reducing the burden of pain for millions of OA sufferers and relieving healthcare systems as a whole.Professor Martin Browne, PhD