CHENNAI: The Trauma and Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital in Chennai inaugurated a Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine unit in Orthopaedics on Saturday, said to be the first-of-its-kind in India.
According to a press release, the stem cell and regenerative medicine unit will offer stem cell therapies for knee arthritis, fracture ‘non-unions’, avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due to lack of blood supply) of hip, sport injuries and chronic ligament tears.
The hospital has also set up a new dedicated operation theatre exclusively for stem cell related procedures. The cost of the treatment is less than joint replacement procedure. The surgery will help young, middle aged and elderly patients with early arthritis, the release added.
Surgeries using stem cell technology are developing at a rapid pace and the role of stem cell therapy in orthopaedics is gaining importance in the country.