Wednesday 19 June 2019

Dr William Hodge

Stem cell treatment for bone and joints to be unveiled at Oman Expo

MUSCAT, September 23, 2018

A revolutionary stem cell treatment option for the arthritis bone and joint problems of the region will be introduced at the Oman Health Exhibition and Conference opening in Muscat tomorrow (Sept 24).
UAE’s RAK Hospital is bringing Dr William Hodge, a renowned American knee regenerative and reconstruction specialist, to offer this life-changing technique to the people of Oman.
Indeed the premier healthcare institution is providing the entire spectrum of bone and joint care integrated with neurology and the visitors to the expo will be able to get complimentary consultations with the excellent team of the doctors.
The exhibition is being held till September 26 at the New Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Dr Hodge is the patent holder of the ‘Arabic Knee’ in the Middle East, and has designed, patented and perfected joint resurfacing. He has conducted over 6,000 knee joint and 3,000 hip joint procedures globally to restore patients to lead active lifestyles without significant limitations or pain. In all, he has treated over 100,000 joint patients worldwide using the revolutionary therapy.
The non-surgical solution with your own stem cells can exponentially reduce a person’s need for surgery. Instead of having to replace a knee with an artificial implant, stem cell therapy in knee-joints can be used to re-grow new and healthy tissues that have been damaged or are degenerating. The benefits of stem cell treatment are life-changing and the costs involved are reasonable.The procedure is relatively quick compared to surgery, and the outpatient procedure can be done in a single day (a few hours, to be more precise). Moreover, the recovery time is quick as you walk in and walk out of the procedure on your own, and your daily routine should stay the same, said a statement.
“People who have encountered an injury to the knee or have chronic knee pain due to a past injury or arthritis are good candidates for knee stem cell therapy. The treatment is particularly useful for patients suffering from osteo or rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, knee injury, torn cartilage or tendons and rotator cuffs. Moreover, we are able to offer the best of the west at nearly half the price. Being closer to Oman certainly puts us in a privileged position, whereas similar culture and language removes the stress that patients may face in a foreign land. Furthermore, it allows patients to carry their regular activity while choosing to make short trips across the border when there is a need”, said Dr Raza Siddiqui, executive director of RAK Hospital.
Dr William Hodge said: “Arabs appear to injure knees earlier and more often than people in other parts of the world. Soaring obesity rates and frequent kneeling several times a day can be some of the contributing factors to this situation. With the introduction of this new way of treatment, our aim here is to preserve the natural joint and utilize your body’s ability to heal, getting back to active life quicker and pain-free. Additionally, cartilage damage and arthritis can be delayed and we can even avoid surgery. However, if the joint has advanced destruction, then surgical resurfacing and repair may be needed to provide fast recovery.
“We are the first institution in the Middle East offering stem cell treatments for the bone and joint health. Not only that but our comprehensive programme and rehabilitation services are of top order, offering patients the ease and access to best in class, closer to home care. Other than post-surgical requirements, rehabilitation is beneficial for a number of conditions including sprains, joint dislocations, fractures, back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, bone tumours and neurologic disorders like stroke, muscular dystrophy, etc. The goal of musculoskeletal rehabilitation is to help the patient return to the highest level of function and independence possible, while improving the overall quality of life — physically, emotionally, and socially,” commented Dr Jean Marc Gauer, head of surgery and CEO, RAK Hospital.
Stem cell therapy for knees is natural; it uses Mesenchymal cells of one’s body that act as repairmen cells of the body and cultures them in the lab for treatment. As one ages or gets injuries, sometimes the body cannot get enough of these critical repair cells to the injured area. The Regenerative Cell therapy helps solve this problem by greatly increasing body’s own natural cells repairing and promotes healing. This is accomplished by harvesting cells from areas of the body known to be rich in mesenchymal stem cells and then concentrating those cells in a lab before precisely re-injecting them into the damaged area in need of repair. – TradeArabia News Service

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