T Cell Treatment

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stevew
stevew Member Posts: 25
edited 18. Oct 2015, 13:39 in Living with Arthritis archive
HI ALL
I am considering trying T Cell therapy which is very expensive and on offer in the Spire Hospital Cambridge. Does anybody have any experience of this form of therapy. I have asked a similar question before but I onky had one responce. I have accident induced arthritus of the left hip and I am desperately trying to avoid replacement if possible.
Regards to all
SteveW

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    One or two people have asked us about this but, to the best of my knowledge, only 'sturge' has tried it - unsuccessfully, but expensively I believe.

    In a comprehensive article on it, Arthritis Research UK conclude "In reality, tissue engineering solutions for the extensive damage characteristic of moderate to severe OA are some way off".

    See more at http://tinyurl.com/pzc8y9x

    By the way, did you think you were posting on the Living With Arthritis forum? This one is for news. You might get more replies if you copy it to LWA.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 3,635
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Stevew

    I have taken the liberty of moving this thread to the Living with Arthritis form, as kindly suggested by stickywicket.

    Best wishes
    Mod B
  • trepolpen
    trepolpen Member Posts: 504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    hi SteveW ,

    with questions like you are asking , you should speak to a rheumatology consultant or ask your GP to refer you

    the biological drugs , ie T cell & B cell have been around & been on both to treat Rheumatiod Artritis , they come under Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disease-modifying_antirheumatic_drug , myself been on etanercept , golimumab & tocilizumab & Rituximab

    these drugs are expensive & without funding we would not be able to have them but dont think they are used to treat osteoarthritis & why you should talk to a professional for the best treatment for yourself