Knee Pain

Arthritis of the knee occurs when the cartilage in the knee becomes worn, causing friction between the bones which results in pain, inflammation and reduced mobility. Learn more about how knee pain is linked to arthritis and find information on treatment options including knee replacement surgery here.

Nose cartilage used to repair injured knees

In a new procedure, a small sample of cells is taken from the noses of patients with damaged knee cartilage and used to make patches that are transplanted into their knees.

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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