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Khay-Yong SAW, MB ChB, MCh Orth, FRCS(Edin)

Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre
Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA

Dr Khay-Yong SAW is the founder and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated from Liverpool University Medical School in 1984, obtained his FRCS in Edinburgh in 1989 and went on to his chosen field which was Orthopaedic Surgery. In 1993, he completed his Masters in Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) at Liverpool University Medical School, UK. His specialization in orthopaedic sports medicine includes knee joint arthroscopic surgery with application of stem cells for chondrogenesis together with bone and soft tissue regeneration. In Year 2005, he started his research work in articular cartilage regeneration with the use of stem cells. This pioneering technology enables the restoration of damaged cartilage to its original state. He continues to further his research in articular cartilage regeneration and recently concluded a Phase 2b multicentre US-FDA trial addressing massive cartilage defects. He has presented his work at more than 60 medical/scientific meetings, published articles in international journals on stem cells related work and received numerous awards exclusively on knee cartilage regeneration. Dr Saw also has two US patents granted for this world’s first method of chondrogenesis in the knee and on his novel medical device plus procedure in knee osteotomy. He is currently the CEO for both the subsidiary companies: KLSMC Stem Cells Sdn Bhd, Malaysia and KLSMC Stem Cells Inc, USA.

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