You’ve tried everything to help ease your knee pain, from prescription painkillers to physical therapy. Maybe you’ve been told that a knee replacement is your only option to eliminate the pain in your joints. Before considering a knee arthroscopy or other operation, why not explore options. Regenerative medicine treatments address pain by targeting the source with healing cells.
Mesenchymal Cells for Knees
Treatments containing mesenchymal stromal cells and growth factors are breakthrough, non-surgical alternatives to knee replacement surgery.
These treatments belong to an emerging branch of medicine that harnesses your body’s ability to self-heal for fast and effective pain relief. Regenerative medicine may be a suitable option for anyone suffering from knee pain due to injuries to their meniscus, ACL, MCL, cartilage, or who is experiencing degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis.
The typical treatment for severe and chronic knee pain is surgery. These operations involve anything from the repair of ligament tears to total knee joint replacement. These are complex surgeries that require months of recovery time, plus they open you up to the risk of complications or infection.
How Do Regenerative Procedures Work?
Treatments containing mesenchymal cells and growth factors fast track the healing process. Once injected into your knee, the cells differentiate into specialized cells such as muscle, tendon, cartilage, and bone to renew your injured knees.
The mesenchymal stromal cells used by our doctor are derived from Wharton's jelly. This jelly is found in umbilical tissue. Why do we use these cells? They are young, healthy, and proven effective as an all-natural alternative to a knee replacement. Wharton's jelly has an incredible number of cells and other important healing factors like cytokines, peptides, collagen, and proteins.
Mesenchymal stromal cells and growth factors facilitate regeneration and also encourage other important cells to come to the site of injury to help with repairs. As an alternative to knee surgery, this procedure helps alleviate knee pain and the conditions that cause it.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is Another Viable Alternative
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is also a regenerative injection therapy designed to stimulate natural healing. PRP is made from your blood with high levels of platelets and growth factors. Once injected, platelets also call your body’s cells to help with healing.
PRP is beneficial and effective in healing severe labral tears, meniscal tears, and chronic osteoarthritis of the knee. The therapy starts with a drawing a sample of your blood and processing it in a high-speed device to separate all components. Our doctor then injects the therapeutic serum into your knee joint for all-natural pain relief. Collagen, peptides, proteins, and other growth factors have therapeutic properties that help to ease your sore knees.
Remember life before chronic knee pain? You could walk, climb stairs, and complete your favorite physical activities without pain and stiffness. With regenerative medicine, you can return to your routine, without painful and complicated surgery. If you’ve been told that knee replacement surgery is your only option; it doesn’t hurt to get a second opinion. Contact us at BioHealing Orthopedics in Tampa, Florida for a complimentary consultation.