Osteoarthritis is a disease of joints that effects mainly the knees and hips. However, it can also affect other joints like joints of feet, toes, hands, fingers, elbows, shoulders and spine.
In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the joints worn out. Cartilage is known as “shock absorber” of the joints and acts as an elastic pad that can cushion blows from the outside and distribute them evenly across the joints.
In order to prevent the bones from rubbing against each other during movement, the ends of the bones are covered with cartilage. Due to osteoarthritis, a damaged joints cartilage become increasingly thin overtime and hence more susceptible to injury. In the final stage, the cartilage vanished and adjacent bones are exposed and rub against each other, causing extreme pain and restrict movement. This result in damage to adjacent bones, muscles, capsule and ligaments.
Osteoarthritis keep progressing over the years and often there are pain free and painful inflammatory phases. In the late stage of osteoarthritis, there is destruction of the joint which result in permanent pain and restricted mobility which adversely affects everyday life and hence reduces the quality of life of affected person.
ABOUT STEM CELL CLINIC
TCP has opened a Stem Cell Clinic at Mega Medical Complex to provide quality autologous stem cell therapy for Osteoarthritis. The clinic has state-of-the-art automated equipment for stem cell isolation. The cells are isolated under the supervision of stem cell experts who have over 10 years of experience in this field. Our surgeons have vast experience in diagnostics, surgery and they are trained in the area of stem cell therapy from Korea and Germany.
Our unique practice model provides seamlessly coordinated care under one roof, by the nation’s top specialists resulting in patients returning to their active lifestyle quickly and safely.
STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells are present in almost all the tissues and organs of the human body where they make new cells and also repair any damage in the body. The discovery of stem cells in human fat tissue fueled the development of many new possibilities of regenerative medicine. It has given hope for new treatment options for many acute and chronic diseases like heart attack, diabetes, improvement in bone, joints, and also healing of wounds, etc.
In this procedure, liposuction is done to isolate adipose tissue, and later stem cells are isolated using an automated system for retrieval of maximum live cells. The cells are injected into the knee to repair the damaged cartilage. Hundreds of studies have shown that patient improves gradually with loss of pain and also her mobility improves.
Beside Stem Cell Therapy, you can also visit our clinic for stem cells consultancy and can discuss about stem cell therapy, its benefits, risks and all other relevant details. Our experts will be happy to help you to better decide about this emerging therapy.
Stages of Osteoarthritis
Stage I: The cartilage injury is mild. The surface of the cartilage top layer is Frayed.
Stage II: The cartilage top layer is only half as thin and frayed. It has fissures and the surface exhibits extensive fraying.
Stage III: The defect reaches deeper down to the bone. The cartilage exhibits severe fraying.
Stage IV: The cartilage is completely eroded away. The bones are exposed and rub against each other.