With so many individuals experiencing knee pain in their daily lives, many see knee replacement surgery as the best form of treatment. For some, knee replacement surgery is a great treatment to relieve the ongoing knee pain. However, for others, simple stem cell treatments are a more ideal way to relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis. How do you know which form of treatment is best for you?
To begin, a knee replacement is a form of treatment for the most severe forms of knee pain. Those with osteoarthritis typically do not require this form of treatment for their pain. Knee replacements are a serious surgery and require additional physical therapy along with the potential for future surgeries. Individuals with a serious knee pain caused by severe trauma or old age may require a knee replacement to heal the pain and allow them full mobility in the knee again.
Knee Replacement or Stem Cell Therapy
However, for individuals with osteoarthritis, a knee replacement may not be necessary. Osteoarthritis pain occurs when the flexible tissue at the ends of the bones wears down and no longer provides a cushion between the two bones. In this scenario, stem cell therapy is often more beneficial and less invasive than knee replacement surgery. Joint Regenomics provides this kind of stem cell therapy specifically targeted at individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee. The treatment at Joint Regenomics requires a 1-hour office visit. First, we collect stem cells from the superficial fat in the wall of the abdomen using liposuction under local anesthesia. Several tubes of blood are used for platelet-rich plasma. A week later, the individual returns for the processed stem cells and platelet-rich plasma to be injected. About 15 minutes later, the patient is free to go and requires very little downtime!
To ensure you find the best treatment for your knee pain, consult with a medical professional. For more information about if stem cell therapy is right for you, contact Joint Regenomics. Stem cell therapy with platelet-rich plasma for OA of the knee is a treatment, not a cure. Stem cell therapy works in most (but not all) adults with OA of the knee in the middle stages. We do not recommend it for those with end-stage “bone on bone” disease, and insurance companies and Medicare do not cover our treatment or services. To find out more about our service call Kim Teasley at 404.574.2373 to schedule your consultation.