An Indian-origin UK orthopaedic surgeon, Professor A.A. Shetty, has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been honoured with this prestigious award for his research on stem cells in articular cartilage repair.
He developed a novel gel-based stem cells therapy for regeneration of damaged cartilage, useful to treat patients with arthritis. Defective cartilage could be replaced after injecting patient’s stem cells into the damaged area.
This prestigious yearly award in the field of surgery is named after surgeon-scientist John Hunter.
Professor A.A. Shetty, has number of world class knee surgery in his kitty already and this new achievement has certainly added another feather to his cap.