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What is rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the lining of the joints become inflamed, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. It is an ‘autoimmune disease’ because it occurs when our immune system, which normally fights against infection, starts destroying healthy joints. Severe rheumatoid arthritis can be very painful and even deform or change a joint. It also affects a person's ability to perform routine activities.
How can biologic therapy be used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
Biologic therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that uses various technologies to harvest the natural healing resources of the body such as stem cells, platelets and growth factors and targets their activity towards areas that need healing. These regenerative substances are present in various tissues and are usually obtained from the bone marrow, blood and fat.
What are biologic therapies?
Biologic therapies include innovative treatments that enhance the body’s natural capacity to heal. Biologic therapy is an emerging field with a tremendous potential for growth and new applications.
What diseases and conditions can be treated with biologic therapy?
Biologic therapy is used to treat various medical and orthopaedic ailments. It enhances the body’s ability to heal injuries including broken bones, and injured muscle, tendon, and ligaments. It can slow down degeneration, reduce pain, improve movement and delay the need for surgery.