“You need surgery for the pain you are experiencing in your knees.” Those are the dreaded words that no one with knee problems wants to ever hear. Knee replacement surgery is a typical treatment for severe knee pain that does not respond to manual therapies and chiropractic care.
However, with recent advances in regenerative medicine, you may be able to avoid a major operation to replace your degenerated or injured knee joints. Many patients are discovering treatments containing stem cells and platelet-rich plasma therapy as a more holistic, non-invasive option to reduce your knee pain and avoid potential complications of knee surgery.
Stem Cells for Knees
A complex joint made up of bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles, your knees are responsible for your stability when you move around. Since strong, healthy knees are essential for your mobility and ability to participate in various activities, any pain you experience in your knees can be distressing.
The doctors at our regenerative medicine practice understand the stress that knee pain can cause you. Our team offers innovative medical advances to help you get fast all-natural relief without knee surgery and the recovery time.
Treatments Containing Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Other Growth Factors
Stem cells have the potential to differentiate and develop into bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, and other tissues. When injected into a joint, these stem cells boost your body’s natural healing process. These cells work to grow into new, healthy tissue to restore your knee function and mobility while also decreasing pain.
Treatments containing stem cells are increasingly sought after for their effectiveness in healing a range of conditions that cause knee pain, including ACL tears, MCL tears, runner’s knee, and more.
Mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly are used in our injections. Effective as a treatment for your painful knees, these procedures work to heal soft tissue, involving muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Stem cells also have anti-inflammatory properties that help to ease your knee aches.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, another alternative knee replacement surgery, is also available at our medical center. Your blood consists of liquid plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets have unique proteins, called growth factors, that aid in regeneration and healing on a regular basis. So, we harness that healing power by collecting blood samples and creating a solution that's mostly platelets. When injected in your knee, your body has a lot of healers ready to facilitate recovery.
Platelet-rich plasma injections consist of a high concentration of platelets, about 5 to 10 times higher than found in normal blood. PRP also contains stromal cells, collagen, proteins, and peptides to soothe your sore knees.
PRP is particularly useful for the treatment of degenerative knee conditions such as arthritis as well as fractures and ligament or tendon injuries. PRP injections may help alleviate painful symptoms, promote healing, and delay joint replacement surgeries.
Many patients have been successful in avoiding or delaying meniscus surgery and knee arthroscopy after trying one or a combination of our regenerative procedures. You’re welcome to come in for a complimentary consultation with a member of our competent and experienced medical team to discuss and choose the best treatment procedure for your knee problems.