At the forefront of stem cell therapies in the UK Mr Fahad Attar a consultant trauma and orthopediic surgeon at Aset Hospital leads the stem cell therapy centre. Mr Attar and his stem cell therapy teamprovide revolutionary orthobiological stem cell therapies which are
customised to treat your osteoarthritis and sports injuries.
Regenerative medicine is the branch of medicine that develops methods to regrow, repair or replace damaged or diseased cells, organs or tissues. Cell therapies and regenerative medicine, represent a structural shift in healthcare by focusing on the underlying causes of disease by repairing, replacing, or regenerating damaged cells in the body.
Our evidence based biological treatments will help potentially treat your condition and avoid major surgery.
Our team of dedicated regenerative medicine experts use the latest biological advancements such as stem cells, autologous protein solution and platelet rich plasma from your own body to treat various conditions. We successfully manage and treat; degenerative joint arthritis, tendon and muscle injuries, non specific joint aches and pains and other musculoskeletal conditions, ensuring full recovery by applying a non-surgical approach..
The Mr Fahad Attar Consultant in Trauma & Orthopaedics disscusses stem cell therapy and his treatment approach .
Experts are researching ways to use stem cells to treat arthritis in the knee and other joints. At the Regenerative Therapy Centre, we use bone marrow derived stem cells to treat arthritis.
Stem cells are located throughout the body. What makes stem cells special is that they can divide and duplicate into different cell types. Stem cells are known to transform to accommodate a certain need when placed in a certain environment. For example, stem cells in the vicinity of damaged cartilage are thought to develop into cartilage tissue.
There are two basic forms of stem cell – the embryonic stem cell and adult stem cell. Adult stem cells, which are also known as mesenchymal stem cells or MSCs are of great interest to researchers, scientists and surgeons alike. MSCs are free of the controversy that surrounds the embryonic stem cells and yet have the potential to form new tissues. At our Regenerative therapy center, we use the MSCs. This gives us the ability to repair and regenerate tissues such as cartilage and bone more effectively
Autologous Protein Suspension, or APS, is an autologous (from your own body) therapy which is designed to treat joint pain associated with knee osteoarthritis. In laboratory testing, APS has been shown to protect cartilage cells. This protective quality may slow the progression of osteoarthritis as well.
There are a range of treatment options available at The Regenerative Therapy Centre and we would be delighted to discuss which would be the most appropriate for you.
PRP injections aim to promote the repair of cartilage and to alleviate joint aches, pains and osteoarthritic symptoms, potentially delaying the need for joint replacement and also improving function and healing. Platelets produce growth factors that stimulate the proliferation of chondrocytes (joint lining cells), leading to cartilage repair.
PRP is an autologous concentration of a large number of platelets in a small plasma volume. Platelets contain substantial amounts of cytokines and growth factors (GFs) that stimulate cell growth, vascularization, proliferation, tissue regeneration and synthesis of collagen (building block of cartilage). The delivery of high concentrations of cytokines and GFs by PRP to the damaged tissues, is considered to have a beneficial effect on the regeneration of tendons and cartilages
PRP for Sports Medicine
PRP has various medical uses and is widely known for its restorative properties. Platelets release growth factors or “healing factors”, that promote the regeneration of bone, skin, muscle tendons and tissues and hence has applications in many degenerative disorders. This innovative treatment has piqued clinicians’ interest, particularly specialists in physical medicine and sports injuries, more so because the production of PRP is relatively easy, making it one of the best natural biological therapy to be trusted by many sports physicians and used by many sports players worldwide.
Another widely used treatment option osteoarthritis pain management is a procedure called viscosupplementation injection. If your pain continues to limit your activities, viscosupplementation may be an option.
In this procedure, a gel-like fluid called hyaluronic acid is injected into the joint. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the synovial fluid surrounding joints. It acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads. People with osteoarthritis have a lower than normal concentration of hyaluronic acid in their joints. The theory is that adding hyaluronic acid to the arthritic joint will facilitate movement and reduce pain.
The most recent research, however, has not found viscosupplementation to be effective at significantly reducing pain or improving function in the long term but it certainly is a good option for the short term, up to about 6 months. Although most patients report pain relief with the procedure, some people are not helped by the injections.
Although some patients have reported a major difference and relief of arthritis symptoms with viscosupplementation, the procedure has never shown to reverse the arthritic process or re-grow cartilage.
Your consultation at Aset Hospital Surgery Centre, and will last approximately one hour. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will provide a full assessment and discuss your desires and requirements. You will be able to get answers to all of your questions and concerns about stem cell therapy and treatments and your consultation will determine the products for you, tailored to your individual skincare needs.