If you’ve injured your knee meniscus, knee cartilage, ACL or MCL ligaments, or you have chronic knee pain due to a past injury or arthritis, you may want to consider knee Stem Cell Therapy.
Traditionally, treatment for these conditions requires surgery (arthroscopic knee surgery to repair ligament tears or total knee joint replacement), months of rehab, and increased risks.
But, with recent strides in healthcare and science, alternative procedures are now available that can alleviate your knee pain and the conditions that prompted it with an in-office injection procedure.
Unlike traditional surgery, Stem Cell Therapy patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day, and most patients experience very little downtime following the procedure.
The growth factors in stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.
Like cortisone and steroid shots, stem-cell injections have anti-inflammatory properties but offer far more benefits than those of standard injection therapies. While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief.
The stem cells used in Meniscus Stem Cell Therapy are adult stem cells from your own body that can renew themselves and turn into other cells. These adult stem cells reside in all of us and work to repair cells, tissues and bone when they are damaged.
Serious injuries, or advancing age can limit the amount of stem cells we have to treat an injury. Stem cell therapy boosts your supply of stem cells by first, removing stem cells from an area where they are in abundance, creating a robust supply and injecting them into your area of injury for natural, accelerated healing.
If donor stem cells are needed, it is important to know that all stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
The following meniscal injuries respond well with stem cell therapy: medial meniscus tears, meniscus flap tears, bucket handle meniscus tears, and complex degenerative meniscus tears.
We couple the stem cell treatment with rehabilitation (if needed) provided by our integrated team, to correct the reason your injury occurred in the first place.
“Cell therapy may improve long-term outcomes of partial and total meniscectomy and allow for a broader indication of repair for both traumatic as well as degenerative meniscus tears,” reports the NIH.
In 2016, scientists at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Florida performed the world’s first prospective, blinded and placebo-controlled clinical study to test the benefit of using bone marrow stem cells, a regenerative medicine therapy, to reduce arthritic pain and disability in knees.
“The findings in The American Journal of Sports Medicine include an anomalous finding — patients not only had a dramatic improvement in the knee that received stem cells, but also in their other knee, which also had painful arthritis but received only a saline control injection. Each of the 25 patients enrolled in the study had two bad knees, but did not know which knee received the stem cells,” the Mayo Clinic stated.
We want to help all of our patients find healing and pain relief through natural, effective stem cell therapy. However, we also want to make sure our patients are candidates for stem cell therapy. With a medical evaluation at our office, we can assess your symptoms, chronic conditions and goals for the future. If we find that you are a candidate for stem cell therapy, we will start you on a treatment plan right away. Don’t let your knee pain or injury keep you from doing what you love! Call Stem Cell Centers today at (877) 808-0016 and see what stem cell therapy can do for you!