There are a numerous musculoskeletal disease conditions and injuries that presently have limited therapeutic options with joint, bone, connective ligament, tendons, and cartilage disorders affecting millions of people on daily basis with symptoms ranging from crippling pain to limited activity.

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Pictorial representation of Common Orthopedic Conditions

Treatment Option For Chronic Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis is the common amongst and is a progressive condition of the joints caused by gradual loss of articular cartilage. This painful joint condition affects more than eight million people and currently there is no effective drug therapy or treatment to prevent it or slow down the progression of the condition...

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A recent study from World Health Organization (WHO) indicates 10% of the population over 60 years is estimated to suffer from osteoarthritic pain. 40% of men and 47% of women are estimated to be in the risk of developing symptomatic knee OA, with 60.5% risk in people who are obese. The study results indicates that there is rise in OA prevalence across the globe in the last years due to increasing prevalence of obesity, aging population and change in life style.

In our previous blog, we analyzed various science based treatments and its evidence for treating Knee Osteoarthritis. Today we will explore the unconventional and yet powerful art exercise derived from Chinese to tackle OA.

Let’s learn this “Tai Chi” art and get into the world of Chinese...

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Since Osteoarthritis is such a ubiquitous annoyance, the number of treatments available in various forms for knee osteoarthritis to avoid total knee replacement is increasing in numbers day by day and scientific evidences for all the treatments modes are subjected to prove its effectiveness by the scientific community and the patients undergoing the treatment.

In this blog we will analyze and evaluate the evidence for common treatments for knee osteoarthritis short of total knee replacement surgery issued by The American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons (AAOS).

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Diagrammatic Representation of Treatment Options Available for OA Knee

1.Exercises:

It is a scientifically proven fact that Exercises will help the patients with Knee OA and scientific evidences suggests strong effectiveness for redu...

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If you’re in your late 40 years or older, overweight, Young sportsman with any knee injury, or had knee operation in the past, or your parents or siblings had Osteoarthritis or you’re experiencing the below symptoms, it is time you look for a treatment before the condition named as Osteoarthritis makes you stall.

  1. Vigorous pain, particularly when you move the knee or at the end of the day.
  2. Stiffness in the joints, especially after long rest which might ease out as you get moving or after few minutes.
  3. A crunching, grinding sensation as you move your joint.
  4. Hard and soft swelling of the joints.
  5. Knee Joints is becoming less stable and Muscle weakness around the joint.
  6. You are not able to move your knees as freely as before.
  7. Your knees becoming bent and bowed
  8. Change in Pain severity durin...
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When you use Umbilical cord stem cells you do not have to harvest stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow which typically involves general anesthesia and more than 150 ml of Bone marrow, no patient will prefer such procedure when equally safe and efficacious technology is available which does not require invasive procedure. Even peripheral blood stem cell harvesting has its own pitfalls in forms of life threatening complications.

Our belief is that patient should not be subjected to unnecessary risky procedure of stem cell harvesting when the treatment is still experimental in nature as per the ethical guidelines of medical practice.

What kind of patients can try this experimental therapy?

  1. Those who are suitable for islets cell transplant but not consenting to it or islets are not ava...
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Since ages it was wisdom that once Optic Nerve is damaged it can never regenerate on its own or by any other treatment, the visual defect which is due to such pathology is permanent and cannot be restored by any means. Its high time that we disclose to the world that this notion is not true anymore, we have discovered this after treating some patients of chronic optic nerve damage who did not have any chances of recovery as per the current norms of modern medicine. Optic nerve damage/disorder (optic nerve atrophy) can happen due to many diseases like drug toxicity, injury, congenital anomalies Devic’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, meningitis, autoimmune diseases , cerebral palsy etc.

Retinal conditions like: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), RP, diabetic retinopathy, AMD etc

Pati...

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Ataxia is feeling of imbalance, lack of coordination lack of control  during movement, it is a  manifestation of many neurological disease which are hereditary as well as non-hereditary  like conditions such as SCA1, SCA2, SCA3 (Machado-Joseph Ataxia), SCA6, Friedreich Ataxia and Ataxia caused by brain injury, sensory ataxia etc

Stem cells have been used to treat patients diagnosed with Ataxia since 2007. Over the last few years different types of Ataxia were treated, such as SCA1, SCA2, SCA3 (Machado-Joseph Ataxia), SCA6, Friedreich Ataxia and Ataxia disorders caused by brain injury. Patients with Ataxia see their condition getting progressively worse because of the constant loss of nerve cells in their brain/spinal cord...

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Adult Stem cells research over the decade have increased with significant research teams and labs being established across India emphasizing on the adult stem cells in the development of novel cellular therapies. Adult stem cell’s ability to differentiate into cell lineages and interests by the researchers has undoubtedly accelerated the scientific research in defining the principles of these stem cells in tissue regeneration, repair and changing the life style of patients with various clinical conditions. This Article focuses on Mesenchymal stem cells or multipotent stromal cells role, current advancement in MSc’s research and Stem cell labs across India.

Mesenchymal stromal cells are currently considered having a huge potential in tissue regeneration, repair and their role in Spinal ...

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OA being a degenerative disease and with pain making day to day activities more difficult, It is crucial to find a way to cope with the pain and the discomfort. The first and foremost step to the healing process is monitoring your pain and exercising daily. Asking patients with Osteoarthritis with severe pain to exercise may seem paradoxical, lack of exercises will only further intensify the disease. The exercises will help in minimizing the pain and it is vital to keep the body in shape which will in turn take the pressure off the knees. It is proven that the lack of exercises escalates the chances of having cardiac issues in OA patients with limited activity...

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If you’re one of them with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knees, here’s some good news to battle your inflammation and pain in your joints by following a diet rich in fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants to negate the inflammation consequences that usually makes you feel appalling and restricts your daily activities.

The accompanying vitamins in the common dietary nutrients have been examined for their relationship to osteoarthritis of the knee, and the outcomes show that these anti oxidant rich foods in your daily food regime can make significant changes in both your knees and your body.

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Almonds:

As we know that Almonds are rich in vitamin E, The study published in International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, 2009 compared the knees of 42 people undergoing knee surgery with 32 be...

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