Stem Cell Treatment for Knee Pain in Malaysia 2021

Globally, stem cell therapy is being touted as a miracle cure for everything from wrinkles to spinal repair. However, there is also a lot of misinformation out there. Even among medical groups, the recommendations are conflicting, lacking in depth and out-dated. 

Most of our enquiries come from consumers who are interested in stem cell treatment for knee pain as a non-surgical option as opposed to knee replacement surgery. 

Some doctors and media channels argue that there is very little evidence to support the use of stem cells to treat orthopaedic conditions. As with most cutting edge treatment, research and experiment is part of a continuous improvement process.

As of June 2021, there are more than 300 scientific publications related to the use of stem cells in treating knee orthopaedic conditions alone.

Just for 2020 alone, there are 96 publications published on "stem cell and knee osteoarthritis" on the National Library of Medicine (PubMed). We have not even included publications on other joints.

As of June 2021, more than 80 studies have been launched to investigate the benefits of stem cell therapy and knee osteoarthritis. You can review the status of these trials on clinicaltrials.gov.

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There are various stem cell products in the Malaysian market. However, not all of the products contain 'live' stem cells. For stem cells to stay alive, it must be stored in a 'liquid nitrogen storage'. For live stem cells to reach the knee, it needs to be administered directly into the knee joint. Stem cells that are taken by the oral route will be digested and broken down in the stomach.

To learn more about the basics of stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

We have compiled and summarised essential information on stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis below in layman's terms so that you can understand and hopefully make a better informed decision. Below, you can find:
  • Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Price in Malaysia
  • Find a Stem Cell Therapy Clinic for Knee in Malaysia
  • Related stem cell treatment for knees in Malaysia reviews

Stem Cell Therapy Cost for Knees

For allogeneic UC-MSC (Umbilical cord - Mesenchymal Stem Cells), a 25-million cell dose may be the most effective among the doses tested for pain reduction (Arthritis Res Ther. 2016). That said, please discuss the optimal treatment with your knee specialist as there might be other factors that might need to be personalised to your situation.

Stem Cell Cartilage Regeneration Package for the knees in Malaysia vary from RM 15,000 to RM 25,000 per knee.


Find Stem Cell Therapy Centres in Malaysia

Stem Cell Malaysia is a network of specially trained multi-disciplined medical professionals and specialists, providing advanced, data-driven, regenerative medicine treatments in Malaysia. 

Stem Cell Malaysia has 9 partner clinics in Klang Valley i.e. Mid Valley City, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Life Care Medical Centre, Assunta Hospital, Publika KL, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Seri Kembangan.

Stem Cell Malaysia (HQ): Level 1, Tropicana Grande, Persiaran Tropicana, Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

If you need more information, you can contact us for assistance.

Stem Cell Malaysia is SureCell Australia's strategic partner in Malaysia. SureCell Medical Group specialises in the clinical application of autologous PRP and cell therapies. The Surecell group treats up to 1,000 patients per month, trains medical professionals from across the globe and creates educational material accessible to both patients and health workers.

Surecell clinics span major Australian cities in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania. Our international locations include Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh and India.

The Surecell group treats up to 1,000 patients per month, trains medical professionals from across the globe and creates educational material accessible to both patients and health workers.

Data gathered on Surecell patients will help make the public aware of the benefits reported by our patients, and help decide which method of treatment is best for them. The data shows significant improvement comparing pre and post treatment pain for both PRP and Stem Cell therapy. High patient satisfaction was consistently reported, with over 85% of our patients satisfied with their PRP treatment and nearly 90% of patients recommending the treatment to others. 

Figure 1
Pain scores reported on a 0-10 scale before and after Stem Cell treatment. The blue columns represent pre-treatment pain and the orange columns represent post-treatment pain. Majority of the pre-treatment pain was between 6-10. Majority of the post-treatment pain was reduced to between 1-3.

Figure 2


Pain scores reported on a 0-10 scale before and after Stem Cell treatment, categorised by age groups. The blue columns represent pre-treatment pain and the orange columns represent post-treatment pain. The results are fairly consistent across all age groups, indicating a significant reduction in pain following Stem Cell treatment.

Figure 3



Patients satisfaction levels for Stem Cell treatment, categorised by age group. The blue column indicates ‘yes’, the orange column ‘no’ and the grey column ‘undecided’. Across all age groups, over 80% of patients were satisfied with their Stem Cell treatment.


Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis Evidence and Reviews

Some doctors and media channels argue that there is very little evidence to support the use of stem cells to treat orthopaedic conditions. However, there are more than 250 publications related to the use of stem cells in treating knee orthopaedic conditions alone.

Just for 2020 alone, there are 96 publications published on "stem cell and knee osteoarthritis" on theNational Library of Medicine (PubMed)We have not even included publications on other joints.

There are currently more than 80 studies on stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis alone, under the U.S. Clinical Trial Registry.

Regenexx, the largest provider of stem cell therapy for orthopaedic conditions in the United States alone, have treated 30,000 patients with stem cell therapy for various joint conditions including knee pain. According to Regenexx, common regenerative medicine treatments used in common orthopedic problems have better research evidence than orthopedic surgery.
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Several other comparative studies have demonstrated good evidence in the treatment of osteoarthritis. However, there are several approaches and cell lines used. More well-designed and randomised controlled trials are needed to evaluate the best approach and universal consensus. As studies continue, the methods, forms and combinations of stem cell preparations are improving, and outcomes are expected to improve as well.


Wrapping It Up

So, here you are. The best stem cell therapy clinics for knee pain treatment in Malaysia. If there are any major stem cell therapy clinics that we’ve missed then please let us know in the comments!

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