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Alternative to knee and hip surgery

, January 22, 2020

A ground-breaking, non-surgical treatment that extracts fat cells from the stomach and injects them into painful joints will be showcased for the first time at Arab Health 2020.
 
The Regenerative Clinic – located in the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA) and the UAE – will be attending the exhibition to showcase their award-winning alternative treatment to orthopaedic surgery.
 
Lipogems is a minimally invasive procedure that encourages the body to heal itself naturally. The technology works by extracting natural repair cells (mesenchymal stem cells) from fat, which are then injected directly into the affected area (such as the hip, knee or elbow) – harnessing the rejuvenating properties of body fat to treat conditions such as arthritis.
 
The entire procedure from harvesting to the injection is completed in less than 30 minutes. Compared to the months of recovery associated with traditional joint replacement, the quick, non-surgical nature of the procedure means patients can return to normal activity after a day or so.
 
The Lipogems procedure offers huge potential to people from the Middle Eastern and Asian culture suffering joint problems who kneel down regularly throughout the day to pray.
 
Alongside the practical implications in rejuvenating tissue and restoring mobility, surgeons have also found that the treatment also comes with an additional benefit – a significant decrease in pain.
 
In a keynote presentation January 30, Nima Heidari, from The Regenerative Clinic, will deliver results on recent advances in regenerative orthopaedics. 
 
Heidari is a Consultant Foot, Ankle and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon, BMI Healthcare and St Bartholomew's & The Royal London Hospital, London, UK.
 
He will deliver full results of the first one year knee scores on Regenerative Clinic patients with osteoarthritis showing that 83 per cent patients responded positively. The results are the same average response rate as total knee replacement.
 
Lipogems technology is FDA approved in the USA, and CE marked in the UK. Over 25 000 procedures have been conducted worldwide with no post-procedural infections recorded and a striking early success rate.
 
The treatment is said to be as effective in knees as a knee replacement, but without the complications.  As well as having a Harley Street based clinic in London, The Regenerative Clinic has also opened a new clinic in UAE that brings experts surgeons from Britain to the Middle East.
 
Professor Adrian Wilson, Consultant Surgeon and Clinic Founder explains: “I have seen the remarkable potential of this treatment first-hand. This is a new-to-the- UK and Middle East procedure with potentially incredible results for patients. It is very exciting to be at the forefront of applying this new therapy, but the real satisfaction comes in giving people back the joints that they used to have.
 
 
“We look forward to showing its extraordinary potentials at Arab Health 2020.”
 
The Regenerative Clinic will be among the 17 world-leading clinics and hospital groups joining the Harley Medical Street Area (HMSA) stand at Arab Health – where they will be showcasing their revolutionary new treatment for the first time to patients in the Middle East. 
 
The Regenerative Clinic brings a globally recognised treatment to the UAE, and has also opened international clinics in Italy, Spain, Pakistan and UAE.
 
Established in 2017, The Regenerative Clinic, is the UK’s largest centre for regenerative medicine based in the renowned Harley Street Medical Area, London – an area famed for its medical excellence in treating complex and life-threatening conditions. 
 
The area, managed by long-term landlord The Howard de Walden Estate, brings together a community of world-renowned medical professionals.
 
Arab Health is largest healthcare trade exhibition in the Middle East. The event takes place January 27 to 30 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. -- Tradearabia News Service
 



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