Chennai-based TOSH Hospital Becomes the Country’s First to Launch Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Unit in Orthopaedics

By: | Published: August 8, 2015 6:30 AM

The Chennai-based Trauma & Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital (TOSH) is the first ever health care unit in the country to launch stem cell and regenerative medicine unit in orthopaedics.

The Chennai-based Trauma & Orthopaedic Speciality Hospital (TOSH) is the first ever health care unit in the country to launch stem cell and regenerative medicine unit in orthopaedics. This unit headed by Dr. A.A. Shetty and Dr. Seok Jung Kim as the scientific adviser will offer stem cell therapies for knee arthritis, fracture non-unions, avascular necrosis of hip, sport injuries and chronic ligament tears. A dedicated exclusive operation theatre has been opened for stem cell procedures. The hospital is located at 72, Ormes Road, Kilpauk, Chennai. For details, call: 4903 4903.

“TOSH has introduced new single stage technique in 2012 and many patients underwent stem cell surgeries over the past two years. Encouraged by the good results, TOSH has decided to set up a stem cell and regenerative medicine unit in orthopaedics to benefit large number of orthopaedic patients,” said Dr. S.H. Jaheer Hussain, Specialist in Joint Replacement, Director, TOSH.

On the affordability and effectiveness of the procedures, Dr. V. Thirumal Selvan, Specialist in Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy, Director, TOSH, said “The stem cell treatment sets a new bench mark in the treatment of knee arthritis and the cost is significantly less (costing around Rs. 1 lakh) when compared to joint replacement. This surgery will help young, middle aged and elderly patients with early arthritis. The stem cell kit used for this technique is FDA/CE (Food and Drug Administration/European Conformity) approved and is safe and effective.”

“In the new single stage technique, the stem cells are harvested and centrifuged in the operation theatre itself. The stem cell concentrate is then mixed with a special fibrin gel and fixed directly at the site of cartilage damage through keyhole surgery. As the fixation is immediate, the patient is allowed to walk the very next day of surgery,” said Dr. A.A. Shetty, Head, Orthopaedics Department.

Surgeries using stem cell technology is developing at a rapid pace. The role of stem cell therapy in orthopaedics is gaining importance all over the world. The ability of stem cells to transform into bone and cartilage has given a new dimension to surgeries and treatments for various orthopaedic problems. Single stage technique is the latest in the recent advancements in stem cell centrifuging techniques.

About TOSH:

TOSH Trauma & Orthopedic Hospital is an exclusive orthopedic hospital with international standards. This 30 bedded specialty health care center is an initiative by group of orthopedic surgeons, who are the Board of Directors of this hospital. Our center is located at Ormes Road, Kilpauk, Chennai. We offer wide range of services in trauma and orthopedics, and also specialize in high end primary and revision joint replacements, trauma surgery and limb reconstruction, spine surgery, hand surgery, pediatric orthopedics, day care Ortho surgery, and arthroscopic surgery.

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