Sports injuries result from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities. Sports injuries can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons).
The five most common knee problems are arthritis, tendonitis, bruises, cartilage tears and damage to ligaments. Knee injuries can be caused by accidents, impact, sudden or awkward movements, and gradual wear and tear of the knee joint.
The knee joint is both vulnerable and used extensively in many activities, hence, it is prone to injuries. In some sports including football, skiing and gymnastics, racket sports, injury rates to near 50percent and knee injuries are the most common reason patients visit orthopedic doctors. One in five runners get a knee injury. The bones around the knee including the kneecap can be broken, fractured or chipped. The bones of the knee joint are covered with tissue known as articular cartilage and if this is injured or fractured, it can also develop a degenerative condition called chondromalacia. Osteoarthritis is the pain associated with the wearing down of this cartilage.
Carti Heal, a privately-held medical device company headquartered in Israel, develops proprietary implants for the treatment of cartilage and osteo-chondral defects in traumatic and osteoarthritic joints. Backed by extensive pre-clinical and clinical data, its flagship product Agili-C™, an aragonite based biodegradable scaffold has shown to promote restoration of hyaline cartilage and remodeling of its underlying subchondral bone through a natural process, without the use of cells or growth factors. Clinical results in the knee, ankle and big toe demonstrated the potential of significant pain reduction, as well as reduction in related symptoms through a simple, single-step implantation procedure.
Indian Companies, best hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery as also the Sports Authority of India all sports associations, institutions etc. will benefit from the Technology, Israel Company provides in this area. Relevant Indian companies, who are interested to learn more on potential collaboration with Israeli company, are invited to contact the Economic and Trade Department at the Israel Consulate General in Bengaluru.
For further queries, contact:
Veshala Gajaraj – Trade Officer, Bengaluru – +91-80-49406517