CELL THERAPY FOR HIP AND KNEE
Avascular Necrosis and Bone Degeneration
If you are suffering from Avascular necrosis (AVN), you may have one or more of the following symptoms:
- Pain in your hip region, knee and groin
- Pain when you put weight in the affected joint
- Pain when lying down
- Limited movement with the affected joint
- Limp while walking
What happens when you have AVN?
AVN is a progressive bone condition causedbylack of blood supply to the bone tissue. Normally, blood vessels supply oxygen and nutrition to the bone.
- Blocked vessels hinder the blood supply and the bone tissue starts to decay.
- AVN mostly affects the hip joint (femoral head), although the knee, shoulder, ankle and other regions are also affected.
Stages of Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joint
- Stages I and II of AVN are early stages and symptoms usually start from Stage II. It is important to diagnose and seek treatment for AVN AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE as it progresses very rapidly.AVN is reversible when appropriate treatment is sought in its early stages.
- In late stages III and IV,significant bone fracturesandcartilage damage renders the joint non-functional. A stage IV AVN joint needs to be replaced by Total Hip Replacement surgery.
Cure AVN with Bone Cell Therapy
- Bone cell therapy consists of using the patients’ own cells (autologous) as a therapeutic tool to cure AVN
- More than 300 patients have been successfully treated with bone cell therapy with 80% success and a long-termfollow-up of 10 years
- Root cause of AVN tackled to stop disease progression
- Eliminates need for highly invasive Total Hip Replacement
- Natural treatment – uses patients’ own cells
Bone Cell Therapy – Treatment
- Bone marrow of the patient is extracted
- Healthy bone cells (osteoblasts) are isolated and cultured in the laboratory
- Cultured bone cells are implanted into the region of dead bone
Outcome of Bone Cell Therapy
- New healthy bone replaces lost bone tissue
- Progression of AVN is stopped
- Original hip joint preserved
- Patient can resume active normal life
- Patient is free of pain and disability