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The latest news and research on all types of arthritis treatment, prevention and management.

What is fat enriched stem cell therapy?

The process called fat enriched stem cell therapy involves stem cells retrieved from fat being used for tissue regeneration and the improvement of healing after surgery.

Myths about gout are hampering its treatment

Doctors and patients are unsure of the best treatment for gout, leading to poor patient education and compliance, poorly addressed lifestyle and suboptimal use of available drugs.

Can viscosupplements alleviate arthritic knee pain?

Osteoarthritis sufferers have less hyaluronic acid in their joints than other people and many doctors believe that injecting hyaluronic acid into the affected joint will provide relief from arthritic symptoms.

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Professor Asgar Ali Kalla completed his MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 1975 at the University of Cape Town and his FRCP in 2003 in London. Professor Ali Kalla is the Isaac Albow Chair of Rheumatology at the University of Cape Town and also the Head of Division of Rheumatology at Groote Schuur Hospital. He has participated in a number of clinical trials for rheumatology and is active in community outreach. Prof Ali Kalla is an expert in Arthritis for Health24.

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