Treating Knees with Regenerative MedicineMarch 29, 2019
It may seem like science fiction, but a world where you can treat knee conditions without the use of surgery and harnessing the body’s own healing abilities is already here! Thanks to advances in medical science, your health can be improved with less pain, shorter recovery times, and improved outcomes. Read on to find out more about regenerative medicine.
At PM&R Associates, we offer a range of regenerative treatments for knees. This includes stem cells, PRP, and concentrated growth factors.
The process for stem cells and PRP is simple: the patient comes in, has the cells extracted from the body (bone marrow for stem cells and blood for PRP), processed and injected, and then leaves! It’s an easy outpatient procedure that doesn’t require a long hospital stay, days or weeks of recovery and rehab, and you will be able to get back on your feet (literally) in less time than with a total knee replacement. With such a minimally-invasive procedure available, anyone can get the knee relief they need! Since the cells are extracted from the patient’s body, you never have to worry about a risk of rejection from your immune system.
Concentrated growth factors are another exciting field of regenerative medicine that uses healthy donated placentas and amniotic fluid that are inspected for safety in government-regulated labs before being used. Growth factors can stimulate tissue, ligament, and another cell growth in your joints.
If you have been struggling with joint pain for a long time without any positive results from treatment, growth factors may be the ideal treatment solution for you. Contact us today for a consultation to learn more.