Dr S. H. Jaheer Hussain (centre) and colleagues at the Trauma and Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital in Chennai, India. Photo: Tosh

Knee surgery transformed by stem-cell treatment: it could halve need for knee replacements, doctor says

  • Doctors take stem cells from patient and inject them in their knee to grow new cartilage, avoiding the need for knee replacement surgery
  • Arthritis sufferers as old as 89 have benefited from the treatment, used so far only in UK, India and Korea, which is cheaper and quicker than a knee implant
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Dr S. H. Jaheer Hussain (centre) and colleagues at the Trauma and Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital in Chennai, India. Photo: Tosh
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