Stem Cell Therapy for Knee in Malaysia 2020

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.

We have decided to develop an updated consumer's guide on stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis, in order to reduce the confusion.

To learn more about the basics of stem cells, check out stem cell basics.
Stem cell treatment knees Malaysia

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.

Stem Cell Cartilage Regeneration Package for the knees in Malaysia will vary from MYR 11,000 to MYR 20,000 per knee.


Stem Cell Therapy Centres in Malaysia

Check out our recommended stem cell therapy clinic list for knee pain treatment below. The list of centres has been arranged in no particular order.

Methodology: The selection of the clinics is based on Google Search Results and information available on blogs and forums.


1) ARC (Advanced Regenerative Centre) Medical Group

ARC (Advanced Regenerative Centre) medical group has 2 branches in Klang Valley. ARC Medical Group offers a full range of aesthetic and wellness treatments for men and women of all ages and has a Letter of Credentialing and Privileging (LCP) Chapter 3 license from the Ministry of Health.

ARC Medical Group is among the popular anti-aging clinics in Malaysia and has clinics within 2 JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals in Malaysia i.e. SJMC and Pantai Hospital KL.

ARC Clinic - Mid Valley Branch
31-11, Penthouse Signature Office Suite, The Boulevard, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

WhatsApp: +60 12 - 299 8845

ARC Wellness - Pantai Hospital Branch
Lot 3, Block A, Pantai Hospital (Bangsar), Jalan Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ARC Medical Group Reviews: 

5-star overall rating based on 32 reviews on Erufucare.
More than 4,000 likes and a 5 star rating on Facebook and Google.

One reviewer wrote, "Doctor at ARC Medical gave clear explanations on health issue and side effects of treatment. I didn't receive any treatment after reviewing side effect, only consultation, wonderful experience at ARC."

Fred wrote, "I would rate them 5 for their professionalism and service delivery. Many treatment options are available which are tailored to suit the individuals personal needs without the push to do more than you really want. All in all a friendly and capable team."


2) Orthopaedic Department, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Address: Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Led by Senior Lecturer and Orthopedics & Arthroscopy, Dato’ Dr. Badrul Akmal Hisham Md Yusoff has successfully pioneered knee arthritis treatment using mesenchymal stem cell obtained from the umbilical cord.

The research since 2016 show that cartilage joint is reestablished completely after a year although the surface is not as smooth as the original cartilage without any side effects.

Dato’ Dr. Badrul Akmal Hisham said the treatment used donated umbilical cord. The donors need to through thorough screening in ensuring the safety and standards conformance.

“The stem cells will be cultured and bred in laboratories certified by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency. The cells are then taken to HCTM to be inserted into the patient’s knee joint using an intra-articular injection method, ” he added.

All patients in the study had shown significant positive improvements as early as the third month and did not show signs of side-effects or problems during the study period.

Private company Cytopeutics Sdn Bhd, industry research partner play their role in screening the patients, conducting laboratory tests, and imaging prior to the knee orthoscopic surgery. During the surgery, stem cells are inserted into the knee joint and the patient is required to undergo follow-up treatment for 12 months.


Read more: http://www.ukm.my/news/Latest_News/ukm-medical-specialist-discover-arthritis-treatment-using-mesenchymal-stem-cell/


3) Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre (KLSMC)

Address: 7th Floor, Wisma Perintis, 47 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KLSMC Stem Cells Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre, was established in 2005 specifically to spearhead the research on stem cells regenerative therapy in the musculoskeletal system. Following internationally recognized medical research ethics and protocols, a series of studies were undertaken culminating in 2007 with the beginning of the human pilot study.

Several clinical studies led by Dr. Saw Khay Yong (consultant orthopaedic surgeon and CEO) revealed a breakthrough discovery: in injecting the patient’s own blood stem cells, coupled with surgical intervention and physiotherapy, it was possible for patients to regenerate hyaline cartilage.



4) Celestica Life Sdn Bhd - Stem Cell Kuala Lumpur

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CelesticaLife is an advanced wellness clinic specializing in preventive and regenerative medicine. Delivering personalized treatments to manage diseases and delay the onset of ageing, we aim to empower you to regain control of your health and your ageing process.

The team is deeply honored to be recognized as the ‘Best Anti-Ageing Service Provider in Asia Pacific” by the Global Health Awards in 2019. This serves as an affirmation of the patented technology and cellular treatments that the team has tirelessly worked on to give our clients nothing but the best treatments.

Complementing the wellness experience is CelesticaSpa, a health sanctuary which offers luxurious massages to improve well-­being for a holistic wellness journey.

Location: Level 5, Intercontinental Hotel, No. 165, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


5) Cell Therapy Centre HUKM

Address: 12th Floor, Clinical Block, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cell Therapy Center is one of the Center of Excellence in UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) which provides cell-based therapy including hematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, mesenchymal stem cells and mononuclear cells to patients with blood cancers, bone marrow diseases and degenerative diseases. The Cell Therapy Centre has the aspiration to be among the world leaders in research and development (R&D) of cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.


6) Cell Malaysia Stem Cell Therapy

Location: No 5, Jalan Kerinchi Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Though many researches have already been performed in the area of stem cell research, there are only limited practitioners that offer reliable stem cell therapy as treatment of osteoarthritis damage in knee. Regardless of whether your condition is due to aging, injury or obesity, we will be able to help you. Our stem cell cartilage regeneration therapy will provide you with complete relief that have always wanted making you once again agile and active.




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