Patients in pain seeking Stem Cells: SkyGen launches joint effort
SkyGen has made new announcements earlier today, forging itself as a new beacon of light for the millions of Australians living each day with degenerative and injury-related joint pain. SkyGen, the Gold Coast-borne innovation and now international collaboration, is an established provider of clear education, guidance and support sourced from medical experts with an exciting spectrum of services now available to Australians.
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SkyGen has announced new medical solutions available to the 1.3 million Australians suffering with osteoarthritis provided by rigorously qualified specialty clinics in modern medicine around the globe. IntelliHealth Plus in Bangkok’s exciting Ruamrudee precinct is just one example of SkyGen’s international multi-million dollar facility partnerships now providing tailored services to Australians in pain.
“The international medical tourism market has flourished in recent years and world-class facilities around the world are desperately trying to connect their clinical technologies with Australia,” said SkyGen Co-Founder and Medical Director Daniel Donner. “With so many fantastic collaborators to choose from, our strict selection process has been critical to our success.”
Osteoarthritis and joint pain are attributed to a number of lifestyle and genetic factors. Commonly, a physically demanding lifestyle or even a single traumatic injury is all it takes to cripple men and women with a future of joint pain and debilitation. In a country where approximately 40% of the population is either overweight or obese, many Australian’s are at additional risk of the obesity-associated health concerns posed by chronic inflammation which is now a known contributor to joint degeneration and joint pain.
“Having travelled across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Chicago and Bangkok for conferences in medical research in recent years, I’ve had the privilege of touring a number of impressive clinics and hospitals.” continued Mr. Donner. “Each and every facility that we short-listed and ultimately collaborated with were, in my opinion, world-class.”
The current Australian guidelines for orthopaedic surgery rather scrupulously dictate that patients living in pain with osteoarthritis are encouraged to put off surgery until the pain is perceived as ‘unbearable’. Additionally, patients under 45-50 years of age are discouraged from joint replacement and reconstructive surgery due to each implant’s inherent need for further replacement with revision surgery every 10-15 years. Clearly, there exists a wide therapeutic window for modern medicine to fill.
SkyGen co-founder and medical tourism entrepreneur Mr. Jake Lemon added, “With the rapid expansion of the regenerative medicine industry in Australia and New Zealand, great quality clinics now provide stem cell therapies in a few major cities. As Australian clinics eventually adopt new and more advanced methods polished and perfected overseas, the prospect for Australians with chronic joint pain will slowly start to improve here.”
“Restrictions on the development and support for regenerative medicine in Australia, currently labeling all regenerative procedures as ‘experimental’ show a naivety inherent in the Australian healthcare system,” said Mr. Donner. “While Australians suffer in pain for the next decade or so as they wait for these internationally recognised procedures to be brought up to speed here, SkyGen provides a direct link to Australia’s future of medical technology, by collaborating with established world leaders in stem cell treatments overseas.”
Following SkyGen’s launch earlier this month, Australians are now able to pursue treatment options through to their international partners in world class regenerative medicine. Similar to other forms of medical tourism offered by notable industry leaders such as CosMediTour on Queensland’s Gold Coast, patients are consulted, qualified, organised and supported in their journey to exotic diamond class clinics whilst staying at perfectly situated five star hotels.
Although the bridge to these world class clinics and hospitals has only recently been opened to Australians, the history of treatment success at these facilities is sure to get osteoarthritis sufferers sitting up in their seats and back on their feet shortly, without the need for invasive surgery.
*Please read: Although the information provided on this page may describe a particular patient experience and/or outcome, readers must understand that each patient presents with a unique medical history and may be recommended a different treatment/surgery by their surgeon to that described above. Individual results may vary between surgery centre/hospital, surgeon, surgery type and patient. Although SkyGen agrees to share all updates from patients at their request, SkyGen does not endorse any physical activities attempted by patients following surgery which do not follow the explicit instructions provided by their surgeon. SkyGen encourages all patients to discuss the risks of such activities with medical professionals before attempting these themselves.