Stem cell injections for knees are derived from amniotic fluids rather than embryos. They have been found to contain anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines, which are similar to the ones contained in cortisone and steroids. The stem cell injections contain an acid called hyaluronic, which is a natural lubricant. The main difference is that cortisone and steroids provide only temporary relief while the stem cell injections provide relief while actually repairing the damage tissues. This is believed to be due to the fact that the amniotic cells grow in the process. There is very little risk to the patient’s body rejecting an amniotic injection.
What Stem Cell Injections are Commonly used For
The knees are perhaps one of the most popular parts of the body to sustain injury and to be arthritic. Up until stem cell therapy was introduced, they were also perhaps one of the most difficult to provide lasting relief for. Particularly everyone who has arthritis of some type is no stranger to difficulty of finding lasting pain relief but thanks to the existence of stem cell therapy, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Stem cell therapy is almost 100% natural and safe and there is very little risk of the body rejecting the treatment. Below are a few ailments that the stem cell knee injections are used for:
- Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease that is caused by the loss of cartilage, which limits regrowth capacity in the area.
- Tendonitis. Tendonitis is an inflamed tendon. It results from rheumatoid disease or a serious infection.
- Knee injuries. Severe tearing of a ligament or joint can have the degeneration occurring more rapidly than regrowth.
Even though there has been much debate and controversy over stem cell treatment, it has been found to be the best way to go by far. It can help prevent costly surgeries (such as knee replacements) and other costs involved in continuously spending on medications that provide only temporary relief. Comparatively speaking, you only need a few stem cell injections before your pain is completely gone. Particularly amniotic stem cells have the highest density of the cells so it is the most preferable anti-inflammatory medicine on the market. Most patients who have any kind of tendon or joint pain make very easy candidates for amniotic stem cell therapy.