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A wonder therapy that heals knee, joint pains

A wonder therapy that heals knee, joint pains
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People suffering from knee, shoulder and joint pains usually undergo surgeries, but regenerative therapy is a non-surgical, minimally invasive day care procedure in which platelets are extracted from the blood which are known to have healing powers.

Jubilee Hills: People suffering from knee, shoulder and joint pains usually undergo surgeries, but regenerative therapy is a non-surgical, minimally invasive day care procedure in which platelets are extracted from the blood which are known to have healing powers.

These extracted platelets are then injected in the precise location where from the pain is originating. This is usually done in an operation theatre as a daycare procedure and may require multiple sessions ranging up to three, sometimes even more.

It is minimally invasive, involves drawing of the blood as is done for blood investigations and again through a needle the concentrated growth cells is injected under local anesthesia, in the portion needing treatment. Grade 3rd and 4th stage patients may need 3 to 4 sittings of treatment, with a gap of 15 days for each sitting and grade 1 or 2 patients would need lesser number of sittings.

Often the treatment is permanent and very effective especially for knee joints, where the degenerated cartilage, the cause for the knee pain is made to re-grow, thereby providing relief to the patients. Often, the patients coming for treatment in a wheelchair tend to walk back home after a couple of sessions, with marked improvement in their day-to-day living. The cost of treatment would range between Rs 50,000 to Rs 60m000 and in most complicated of the cases it wouldn't exceed Rs 1 lakh.

Speaking to The Hans India here on Sunday, Dr Sudheer Dara, founder director of Epione Center for Pain Relief and Beyond, said, "Conventionally these conditions are treated through major surgeries including knee or shoulder replacement, involving high risk associated with surgery, anesthesia, blood loss, hospitalisation and long period of recovery, but now patients have an option."

Bhramanand, a club-cricketer, developed grade 4 osteoarthritis of right knee joint with pain score ranging up to 9/10. He was strongly advised to undergo knee replacement. After undergoing regenerative therapy pain score decreased from 9 to 1, he is back to his active routine, he said.

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