Repairing the knee with stem cell therapy is so miraculous, it almost sounds like science fiction. Stem cell therapy knee repair is fairly new but highly successful and is a viable alternative to knee replacement surgery.
The knee is the largest joint in the body and acts as a hinge between the thigh and the lower leg. When it works properly, we hardly give it a second thought. We walk, we run; we jump and bend with ease. But as anyone who has suffered any sort of knee injury or is experiencing loss of mobility with osteoarthritis knows how simple movement can become a source of constant pain. We all desire good health with a body that allows us to live a long, productive life. We need our knees to function smoothly so we can function without discomfort.
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY FOR KNEES?
Probably one very important thing to know about this type of regenerative repair is that the stem cells are taken from the persons own body. This is not a process that derives from embryonic stem cells. Because the cells, called Mesenchymal stem cells, are sourced from the patient, there is no possibility of the body rejecting them. The harvesting of the cells is not a painful procedure.
The procedure involves injecting Mesenchymal stem cells, along with plasma into the affected areas. There is a very short recovery time and very little adverse side effects which may only be soreness and a possibility of easy bruising. The process can often qualify for same day treatment and can be done more than one time.
Some of the issues that can be helped by stem cells knee repair are:
- Sports Injuries
- A fracture that is not healing
- Bakers Cyst
WHERE CAN YOU FIND A CENTER FOR TREATMENT?
There are many treatments centers located throughout the United States, from California to New Jersey. There is a considerable amount of information available online with access to Blogs and testimonials. Many of these centers are known centers for wellness and alternative medicine and focus not only on the condition alone, but take into account all approaches to continued good health including diet, exercise and life style changes. The physicians are Board-Certified orthopedic specialists. This therapy is a state of the art approach to maintaining good health without the fear of surgery that is invasive with a long recovery time.