RESTORATIVE MEDICINE FOR YOUR KNEES
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 restorative medicine injections as an alternative to knee replacement surgery. Structural human tissues used in restorative medicine can be applied in the knee to supplement the patient’s own cushioning and barrier tissues, 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. restorative medicine knee treatments supplement the patients’ own tissue with additional structural tissues, fight inflammation naturally, and provide the knee an opportunity to naturally regenerate. This addresses not the symptoms but the root of the problem, making it an ideal alternative to knee replacement for the right candidates.
THE PROCEDURE AND TREATMENT
Restorative medicine for knee pain involves a simple, non-surgical injection into the knee joint. Dr. Heather Hinshelwood administers the treatment in our office using Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTPs). It normally takes about 30 minutes to complete and you will leave our office with a band-aid covering the knee injection site.
OUR PATIENT RESULTS
Many patients experience a significant reduction in knee pain within 48 hours due to the reduced inflammation. With restorative medicine 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.