New Jab Uses Your Own Fat to Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

by Bidita Debnath on  May 29, 2016 at 10:10 PM Research News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Font : A-A+

To treat osteoarthritis, injecting one's own fat into painful joints could be a radical new treatment, according to a new claim by surgeons.
 New Jab Uses Your Own Fat to Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain
New Jab Uses Your Own Fat to Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

In the trial carried out at the King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Saudi Arabia, the jabs, which provide lubrication inside the joint to improve function and reduce the pain and stiffness, are being given to 100 patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis.

The small amount of donor fat is taken from the patient's own body, selected according to their own wishes and fat availability, with the entire procedure performed as daycare surgery under local anaesthetic and sedation. During the surgery, the fat is obtained and prepared, then injected into the joint cavity of the osteoarthritic knee. Patients are discharged soon afterwards with antibiotics and painkillers, then followed up to see if joint function has improved and whether there is a reduction in pain and stiffness.

Lead researcher said that like a car gearbox, joints work best when they have good levels of lubrication, and it is normally provided by synovial, a thick gel-like material. In osteoarthritis sufferers, one element of this fluid, hyaluronic acid, does not work properly. Some research suggests improving lubrication with injections of hyaluronic acid.

The researchers believe that a simple injection of fat will improve chronic osteoarthritis and they are using the self-lubricating effect of patients' own fat to improve function and reduce pain. The trial results will be reported in the British Medical Journal in December.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Cholesterol Osteoarthritis Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Cholesterol - The Enigma Chemical Liposuction Hypermobility Syndrome Back Pain at Workplace: Prevention and Exercises Knee Replacement Surgery Diet, Nutrition and Supplements for Osteo-Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz on Weight Loss 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive