Stem Cell Therapy is now available in emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.
As reported from Zawya.com, The Arab Health Exhibition, which takes place from Jan 29th – Feb 1st in Dubai, was the forum for the announcement of a centre for the treatment of of arthritis and other joint related issues using stem cells at RAK Hospital. Stem Cell therapy is increasingly being used as an alternative to knee replacements and artificial implants, both of which are expensive and time-consuming procedures, plus the recovery time from stem cell therapy is minimal.
Dr William Andrew Hodge, a renowned Knee Regenerative and Reconstruction Specialist, will lead the centre. Speaking at the Arab Health Exhibition, he said “Arabs appear to injure knees earlier and more often than people in other parts of the world, (with) soaring obesity rates and kneeling down to pray several times a day 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.”
Published data suggests that one in five UAE residents suffer from arthritis, with poor diet, inactive lifestyle, active and passive smoking and Vitamin D deficiency major contributory factors.
Grace Century President and Director of Research Scott Wolf said, “I have been evangelising about the revolutionary use of stem cells for many years now, mostly related to initiatives and developments in this field of medicine from the the USA , so it is encouraging to be reporting on the pioneering use of stem cells from somewhere completely different like the United Arab Emirates”.