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Banish the Aches

Thursday 5 January 2006 15:45-16:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Len Fisher wonders how the body would work if we had a go at remaking ourselves.

Knee pain is a common complaint, especially among runners such as Len Fisher, who has had two operations to correct the wear in his knees. Who wouldn't want to banish the pains of creaky joints and bones, far better to have something which came with a lifetime guarantee. Len, and Jeff Odell join forces with anatomist Mo Sharif, to work out whether we could design more robust joints, or a better skeleton altogether?




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