STEM CELLS FOR KNEE REPLACEMENT
IS KNEE PAIN LIMITING YOUR LIFE?
If you’re considering a total knee replacement due to chronic knee pain, there is another option. Patients are seeing tremendous success with stem cell injections as an alternative to knee replacement surgery. Stem cells are able to mature into any kind of cell in the body. When injected into the affected knee, they can turn into cartilage, rebuilding the cushioning in the knee joint, and providing relief through a simple, non-surgical procedure. This therapy has been used all over the world for over 20 years by celebrities and professional athletes to successfully treat their joint injuries.
THE ROLE OF CARTILAGE IN THE KNEE
Joint cartilage promotes smooth movement of joints and protects bones from rubbing against each other. Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder that often affects the knee, causing slow but steady deterioration of its joint cartilage. Knee injuries can also cause the beginning of osteoarthritis in the knee joint. When damaged, the joint can become unstable, wearing down the cartilage. From there, the bone, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can suffer damage as well.
THE IDEAL ALTERNATIVE TO KNEE REPLACEMENT
Traditional approaches to treating degenerative conditions of the knee joint involve either masking the symptoms with pain relief medications, or resorting to total knee replacement, which involves a lengthy recovery period filled with often painful physical therapy. Stem cell knee treatment fights inflammation naturally and works to regenerate the cells in the affected knee joint, addressing the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. This makes it an excellent alternative to total knee replacement surgery.
THE PROCEDURE AND TREATMENT
Stem cell therapy for knee pain involves a simple, non-surgical injection into the knee joint. Dr. Heather Hinshelwood administers the treatment in our office using umbilical stem cells. It normally takes about 30 minutes to complete and you will leave our office with a band-aid covering the knee injection site. No lifestyle changes are necessary as the cells work to improve your condition.
OUR PATIENT RESULTS
The stem cells immediately start to reduce knee inflammation and begin to promote cell division and renewal. Many patients experience a significant reduction in knee pain within 48 hours due to the reduced inflammation. With stem cell knee therapy, you should feel maximum results within 10 to 12 weeks, at which time you can increase your activity levels according to your comfort. However, the regenerative process can continue for much longer, and continued improvement as far as 6 months out is not unusual. While every person is different, our patients usually see up to a 75% recovery within 12 weeks and up to 95% recovery within 6 months.
JOIN US TO LEARN MORE
If chronic knee pain is limiting your enjoyment of life and you are considering alternatives to knee replacement surgery, or perhaps you have had unsuccessful surgical procedures in the past, you are invited to join us at one of our regular informative sessions on this innovative solution. Fill out the form or call now to find out when our next session is available.