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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Comparative Analysis of Knee Joint Replacement and Stem Cells Therapy Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis Using Statistical Techniques

  • Open or CloseMueed Sultan1, Muhammad Mujtaba Shaikh2* and Narinder Parshad Chowdhry3

    1Department of Biomedical Engineering, MUET, Jamshoro, Pakistan

    2Department of Basic Sciences and Related Studies,MUET, Jamshoro, Pakistan

    3Department of Biomedical Engineering, Pakistan

    *Corresponding author:Muhammad Mujtaba Shaikh, Department of Basic Sciences and Related Studies, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan

Submission: February 08, 2020;Published: February 13, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2020.08.000693

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume 8 Issue 4


In order to evade surgical modality employed in knee osteoarthritis (OA), healthcare providers have developed knee cartilage regenerative techniques inducing stems cells. In this research, we compare two types of treatments to overcome knee osteoarthritis: knee replacement and stem cells therapy. The comparison on the basis of several aspects was established. The main concern of study was to assess recovery time, procedure cost, recovery rate, and invasiveness aspects on the basis of patients’ perceptions and reviews of experts. The results have effectively shown that the participants belonging from knee joint replacement surgery group were more exposed to invasiveness and had to suffer much more pain and complications as compared to the other group. Moreover, it was observed that participants belonging from stem cells therapy group were likely to agree on the better exploitation of advanced technology in the respective procedure as compared to the other group. Whereas, knee joint replacement surgery was seemed to be more effective for patients in the last stage of OA who were suffering complete disability and severe inflammation. Thereby, patients who were suffering from final stage of knee osteoarthritis were not likely to attain stem cells therapy, as it seemed to be inadequate for the particular case.

Keywords: Knee osteoarthritis; Knee replacement; Stem cells therapy; Statistical analysis

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