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

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.

Stem cells can reduce arthritic knee pain

An experimental procedure for arthritic knee pain involves extracting stem cells from a patient's own body fat and injecting them directly into the damaged knee joint.

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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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