Stem cell treatment hip arthritis India

Stem cell treatment hip arthritis India

Stem cell treatment hip arthritis India.

Yesterday I saw a 30-year-old software analyst from northern India. She has had hip pain for  the last two years. After seeing many doctors in her hometown she visited me this week. After doing a battery of tests and x-rays, I concluded that she has got degenerative arthritis of the left hip. Here’s her x-ray.

Stem cell treatment hip arthritis India

One can see joint space narrowing on the left hip. The conventional treatment for this is a total hip replacement.

Stem cell treatment hip arthritis India is an option now.

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Stem Cell Knee Treatment

Evidence stem cell treatment Chennai

Last night a doctor asked me for the longest duration of evidence stem cell treatment Chennai in my practiceCases of OA knee from 2004 on whom I performed first generation cell procedures constitute this evidence. I started doing first generation biological procedure by arthroscopy in 2004. There are several patients with early knee osteoarthritis who were able to avoid or postpone a knee replacement by several years. Subsequently they either got a further biological treatment or went in for knee replacement. See the videos below for this evidence. This evidence pre dates some of the stem cell clinics in the US who reported their first cases in 2008. Although it was done by arthroscopy, the scientific basis is the same: of getting the body’s cells to repair the body. If you need more evidence for stem cells, please see the FAQ section.

  1. The first video recorded in 2013 is that of a man who underwent a micro fracture of the knee in 2006. His knee pain was relieved. Only in the year 2013 he had some recurrence and this was further treated by a PRP injection. He has not had any problem in the last two years. He has been able to avoid a knee replacement so far.
    Watch the video from 0.48 to 1.24 for the relevant portion. He says that earlier he had severe knee pain and was unable to stand for even five minutes. He underwent a micro fracture procedure at DAE hospital and this relieved him of pain. Micro fracture is a first generation stem cell procedure. It consists of harvesting cells from the base of the damaged cartilage in the knee. Underlying cells flow into the area and organize to form a super clot. These go on to mature to form a covering layer of fibro cartilage. Pain relief results which can last for several years. The MRI picture is also captured in the video at 1.38 fleetingly.

2. In the second video, a lady underwent a micro fracture of her left knee in the year 2007. Her knee pain began from 2005. She was able to obtain good pain relief and function which lasted up to 2011. She finally decided to get  knee replacement in 2013 which is when this video was recorded. So she was able to manage for six years with a first generation cell procedure known as micro fracture. Watch from 4.16 to 6.37. This video is in Tamil.


So one can note that I have followed up my patients over the years. So seven years is the longest duration  of follow up with cell therapy with in my practice with the first generation technique. This constitutes proof. In fact, this news was also published in The Hindu, an English news paper in 2004 and 2005.

Autologous chondrocyte implantation India Dr.A.K.Venkatachalam

Knee cap cartilage loss India

Are you suffering from knee cap cartilage loss India? The MRI is that of a 48 year old male with knee pain. There is no previous injury. He has a desk job. Knee cap cartilage loss is very common and manifests with pain during stair climbing, floor squatting, elliptical exercises and use of Indian toilet. Until now there was no permanent treatment. Thankfully now stem cells offer a solution. E mail


Knee cap cartilage loss
Knee cap cartilage loss in a 48 year old male.

Chennai doctor treats London scientist knee pain with cells

Seventy-year-old scientist in London was suffering from chronic thigh and knee pain. After several visits and investigations, doctors there could not explain her symptoms and told her that her condition was a mystery to them. She then consulted orthopedic surgeon Dr A K Venkatachalam at Guest Hospital in Chennai and underwent stem cell therapy.

Addressing mediapersons here on Wednesday, Venkatachalam said, “When I examined the scientist, she had two problems. One, an osteo arthritis, a chronic condition of joints where the cartilage gets worn out and another, vascular clodication, a condition of thigh pain due to rigid blood vessels.”

About the treatment, he said the stem cells from her bone marrow were used as a catalyst to regenerate cells in her knee and build up cartilage.

Although such a treatment is not the first of its kind, it shows the growing trend in stem cell therapy in our city. Also, a lot of people today suffer from arthritis, Venkatachalam said.

“While stem cell therapy is an effective tool for cure, patients should not take pain killers during the time of treatment.  Symptoms such as grinding of the bones and other undiscovered side effects can be negligible. Some of the causes for arthritis can be old age,” he said.

Flax seeds oil, amla and Vitamin C rich diet that help in building cartilage can be used to prevent such a state, he added.


Stem Cells are called Medicinal Signalling Cells as they act as a signal to repair and regenerate cells. They can be obtained from any part of the body such as third molar, umbilical chord and bone marrow. It can also be taken from dead foetus as embryonic cells.

Source: News Today

Who benefits from stem cell treatment of knee

After the press conference on cell treatment for the UK scientist, there has been a lot of interest from people of all ages. I wish to provide prospective patients some guidance as to who is eligible and who is not.

Firstly who are the eligible patients?

  1. Young people with mild to moderate knee arthritis
  2. Older people in whom a knee replacement may be risky.
  3. Patients not medically stable for knee replacement.

Who is not a suitable candidate for cell treatment?

  1. Patients with bone grating against bone.
  2. Subluxation of the joint due to sever wear.
  3. Young patients with gross deformities.