Congratulations to Professor Anan Shetty, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Spire Alexandra Hospital who won the 'Innovation' award at the 2011 Laing & Buisson Independent Healthcare Awards ceremony.
Professor Shetty was recognised at the prestigious awards for his work introducing a groundbreaking treatment for cartilage defects - the first of its kind worldwide.
A partnership was developed between Professor Shetty and Professor Seok-Jung Kim when Professor Shetty visited South Korea on a research exchange just over 3 years ago and discussions began to develop this new surgical technique.
Developed by South Korean bio-medical company RMS (Regeneratvie Medical Systems), the treatment enables damaged cartilage to be replaced by a specially developed purified atelocollagen gel. The minimally invasive procedure known as ACIC (Autologous Collagen Induced Chondrogenisis) can be carried out as a daycase with a short recovery time.
Professor Anan Shetty, a professor at Canterbury Christchurch University and Hon. Senior Lecturer at Kings' College Hospital, London adds "This is a very exciting advancement in orthopaedics, particularly in knee surgery as the technique is beneficial to patients with cartilage damage to the knee. This new technique could revolutionise treatment of younger or particularly active patients in need of knee replacement"
Professor Shetty is the only consultant in the UK offering this new technique and is currently teaching in parts of Europe and India.
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