My father-in-law is diagnosed with Osteo-arthritis. As per doctors' advice, we are now planning for his knee replacement surgery.
Today, I came to hear about a procedure that claims to use a Quantum Magnetic Resonance Cytotron to regenerate cells. The procedure is co-developed by The Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM) of the Indian Air Force and the Bangalore-based Centre for Advanced Research and Development (CARD) some years ago. (news report)
These seems to be no real medical references to this treatment of procedure. Google results some links to inventors links.
Does this really work?
Wikipedia entry looks like advertisement than article.
Treatment of Osteoarthritis And Other Types of Cartilage Damage When cartilage erosion exceeds the rate at which it is produced it eventually results in osteoarthritis. Almost 1 out of every 20 Europeans suffer from a form of osteoarthritis. In general, it is assumed that osteoarthritis is an irreversible process. Until now, the medical treatment only dealt with the symptoms of osteoarthritis (pain and stiffness) through pain medication, physiotherapy or injections into the painful joint and could not offer a cure. Continued wear, aside from pain and stiffness may also cause deformities inside and outside of the joint. For advanced osteoarthritis, usually the only solution is joint replacement surgery. In most cases, when a joint has been affected by osteoarthritis, the sufferer will try to spare the affected joint by shifting the weight away from the painful joint, and this can cause the osteoarthritis to spread to other joints.
With the introduction of the CytotronTM it is possible to treat the osteoarthritis itself by stimulating the production of cartilage by means of RFQMR. In principle, other forms of cartilage damage (such as sports injuries) are also treatable. The treatment is painless. Depending on the size and type of the joint it may take 30 to 60 minutes a day. The treatments must take place on 21 consecutive days (including the weekend!).