Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s leading super speciality hospital, the Apollo Hospitals, has introduced a new cell therapy treatment, the first of its kind in the state, for orthopaedic patients suffering from bone and cartilage diseases and injuries.
Launching the “Regenerative Cell Treatment” to combat knee and hip problems, Regional CEO of Apollo Hospitals, Odisha and Chhattisgarh Sudhir M. Diggikar said, “Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar will conduct workshops and regular medical education for doctors on this new technology and would strive to provide treatments at an affordable cost.”
“Chondron is a treatment where autologous chondrocytes are implanted. This helps treat defects in the cartilage in the joints. The revolutionary cell therapy treatment makes the repair possible through a permanent, easy and natural way to regain function,” Sudhir added.
Ossron and Chondron, the two cell therapy treatment methods which have been developed to treat sports injuries, accidents and alternate to hip replacements and knee replacements in early stages of osteoarthritis.
Knee-joint pain is not only a part of wear and tear associated with aging, but can also occur in relatively younger age due to various causes. Age-related wear and tear of smooth and low-friction joint cartilage leading to osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pains in India.
“Initially, it may affect only a small part of the knee joint and there could be a loss of a patch of cartilage. This is in contrast to the late stage of the disease, in which a large part of a joint or whole joint may be affected,” said Dr. Smarajit Patnaik, Senior . Orthopaedic Surgeon of Apollo Hospitals.
This latest cell therapy technology for knee and hip pain can help re-grow cells and alleviate bone and cartilage problems. It has immense potential to liberate patients from joint pain.