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Patient’s Knee & Hip Are Pain-Free 4 Years After Regenerative Treatment

Patient's Knee & Hip Are Pain-Free 4 Years After Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy Treatment

Patient’s Knee & Hip Are Pain-Free 4 Years After Regenerative Treatment

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“That was four years ago, and I am pain-free. It is an absolute miracle to me, and I tell everybody about this, and I hope everybody has the same results I do.”

A common question we are asked is, “How long does a regenerative or stem cell treatment last?” With any medical treatment, results will vary. One of our patients, Barb, recently shared that she has been pain-free for over four years since her treatment.

Before treatment, Barb was experiencing chronic pain in her knee. Her medical doctor was telling her that she needed knee replacement. She decided to explore alternative treatments to knee replacement surgery.

After a thorough examination of her knee, it was determined that a regenerative treatment was a viable option for Barb.

Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.

Medicare and other major insurance plans now cover regenerative treatments that we, at Renew Medical Centers, provide.

In this video, Barb discusses her story and how she’s doing four years after her regenerative stem cell treatment.

Read the video transcript (or scroll down for more):

Dr. Baker (Dr): Good morning, everybody. I’m here with Barb Robinette and she got her stem cells four years ago last Thanksgiving. So, Barb, tell us how your knee was before and tell us the side benefits of your stem cell procedure.

Barb (B): I could no longer go up and down the stairs. Normally, I had to go up and down one foot at a time because my knee hurt me so bad and my medical doctor kept saying, “You need knee replacement. You need knee replacement.”

And Patrick said to me, “Hang on. Hang on. I have something coming up and I know you’ll love this.” So, I hung on for about two years till this was perfected. Dr. Jeremy gave me one injection in my knee which was just a little tiny prick and about three days later I thought maybe I can try to walk up these stairs. And I walked halfway up them normal, like a normal human being, and the next morning, I went I’m going to come down and I came down normally.

And I came over to Patrick’s office and I went, “Patrick, guess what, guess what. I’m walking up and down the steps.” And he went, “Not already!” And I went, “Yes, I am. Yes, I am.”

And so, I noticed now my right hip. I fell in 1981, 15 feet to the ground, and landed on top of my head and jammed my whole spine down inside my body, lost the use of my left arm. This big joint in my hip hurt me night and day from that point forth. And about a week later, I went, “I don’t think that’s hurting as much as it did.” It became a way of life with me. It controlled my life. I would have to go home and sit down after work.

And I came over to Patrick’s office the next week and I went, “You know what? My hip’s feeling better.” And he went, “That’s wishful thinking. I don’t think it could work that fast.” And I went, ”Yeah, I think it is.” And so, the next week I came back again, and I went, “Patrick, this is feeling way better.” And he went, “Are you…” He doesn’t exactly believe me. I could tell by the look on his face.

And I came back the next week, which was the third week after I got the injection in my knee, and I said, “My hip’s not hurting me.”

That was four years ago, Thanksgiving, and I am pain-free. It is an absolute miracle to me, and I tell everybody about this, and I hope everybody has the same results I do.

Dr: Awesome. Thank you so much, Barb.

Regenerative treatment is a viable alternative for addressing problems that cause chronic knee pain.

Along with surgery, the traditional medical treatments for knee pain have been physical therapy, exercise, pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and steroid injections. These will sometimes alleviate pain but are often ineffective at addressing the actual condition.

Regenerative cell therapy involves an injection that facilitates your body in healing itself, using naturally occurring cells, and growth factors. Treatment assists your body in regenerating tissue, reducing pain, and reducing inflammation in damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Regenerative therapy is a low risk, viable alternative to surgery. As discussed, it is a completely different approach to treating chronic knee pain.

Medicare and other major insurance plans now cover regenerative treatments that we, at Renew Medical Centers, provide.

As opposed to going under the knife and replacing the knee with a metal knee or addressing tendon and ligament tears with surgery, regenerative treatment gives the patient an opportunity for their body to heal degenerated and injured tissue.

With any medical treatment, there are no guarantees that it will or will not work for a patient. Each patient’s condition is unique. There are some cases where a patient will not be a candidate for regenerative treatment.

With Barb, she is still pain-free four years after treatment.

Other than the knee, areas treated also include back/spine, neck, hips, shoulders, hands and wrists, feet and ankles, and more.

RenewYour Body WithRegenerative Therapy

To learn more about regenerative treatments, register to attend one of our free local educational classes, and get your questions answered.

Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.

Medicare and other major insurance plans now cover regenerative treatments that we, at Renew Medical Centers, provide.

Schedule your patient consultation to determine if you are a candidate.

If you have some questions you would like to ask before scheduling a patient consultation, request a call to start determining if you are a candidate for treatment.

Patient’s Knee Pain Minimal After Regenerative Treatment

Patient’s Knee Pain Minimal After Regenerative Treatment

Patient’s Knee Pain Minimal After Regenerative Treatment

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“I could not walk. I could not bend. I could not hardly get up out of the bed in the morning. Since I’ve had this injection, the pain has been minimalized – no pain at all. I’m able to go for simple walks. I’m able to walk on my treadmill. I get up out of the bed in the morning without any resistance, any pain.”

When Rachel came to Renew Medical Centers, she said she was experiencing pain in her knee with levels as high as a nine on a scale of one to ten.

After a thorough examination of her knee, it was determined that a regenerative treatment was a viable option for Rachel.

Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.

In this video, Rachel discusses how she’s doing three months after her regenerative treatment.

Read the video transcript (or scroll down for more):

Dr. Baker (Dr): All right everyone. I’m here with one of my all-time favorite patients, Miss Rachel. And she’s also one of the best smelling patients I’ve ever had. So yeah, she owns her own cologne business and perfume business. So, she always smells wonderful. Anyway, so we’re talking about her knee injection that happened three months ago. And why don’t you tell everyone how your knee was feeling before the injection? Like what couldn’t you do?

Rachel (R): I could not walk. I could not bend. I could not hardly get up out of the bed in the morning. Since I’ve had this injection, the pain has been minimalized – no pain at all. I’m able to go for simple walks. I’m able to walk on my treadmill. I get up out of the bed in the morning without any resistance, any pain. It’s just been wonderful.

Dr: That’s fantastic. Good. And then when we did your re-evaluation today, your pain initially was at an eight or nine. And then what number did you circle today on your revaluation.

R: Two.

Dr: Two. So, your pain essentially went from nine to a two.

R: And the two, Dr. Baker, is only when I noticed that it’s been raining. I get a little bit of swelling and things, but on a day-to-day basis, I have no pain.

Dr: That’s wonderful. And again, this is just a three-month follow-up.

R: Yeah.

Dr: So, what’s really encouraging is that the regenerative process happens over time, and you’re going to continue to get better and better over the next, you know, nine months to a year. So, yes, that’s exciting.

R: It’s wonderful. It’s exciting.

Dr: Well, very good. And then, last question is would you do this again?

R: I definitely would and I have referred you to about two of my co-workers and family members.

Dr: I appreciate that so much. Well, thank you so much.

R: You are so welcome.

Regenerative treatment is a viable alternative for addressing problems that cause chronic knee pain.

Along with surgery, the traditional medical treatments for knee pain have been physical therapy, exercise, pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and steroid injections. These will sometimes alleviate pain but are often ineffective at addressing the actual condition.

Regenerative cell therapy involves allowing your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells, and growth factors. Treatment assists your body in regenerating tissue, reducing pain, and reducing inflammation in damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Regenerative therapy is a low risk, viable alternative to surgery. As discussed, it is a completely different approach to treating chronic knee pain.

As opposed to going under the knife and replacing the knee with a metal knee or addressing tendon and ligament tears with surgery, regenerative treatment gives the patient an opportunity for their body to heal degenerated and injured tissue.

With any medical treatment, there are no guarantees that it will or will not work for a patient. Each patient’s condition is unique. There are some cases where a patient will not be a candidate for regenerative treatment.

Other than the knee, areas treated also include back/spine, neck, hips, shoulders, hands and wrists, feet and ankles, and more.

RenewYour Body WithRegenerative Therapy

To learn more about regenerative treatments, register to attend one of our free local educational classes, and get your questions answered.

Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.

Medicare and other major insurance plans now cover regenerative treatments that we, at Renew Medical Centers, provide.

Schedule your patient consultation to determine if you are a candidate.

If you have some questions you would like to ask before scheduling a patient consultation, request a call to start determining if you are a candidate for treatment.

Another Patient Avoids Knee Replacement Surgery With Regenerative Cell Therapy

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Knees - Brenda

Another Patient Avoids Knee Replacement Surgery With Regenerative Cell Therapy

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“The pain in my left knee was unbearable. The orthopedic doctor told me I needed surgery and I came here instead of surgery.”

When Brenda came to Renew Medical Centers, she had tried many pain management shots. She had been told she needed surgery, but she decided surgery was her last option.

We often see patients after they have either been told that they need knee replacement surgery or they had a surgery in the past that did not work well for them.

They know that surgery is traumatic and risky and they would prefer not to have it. As discussed in Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives for Chronic Knee Pain, regenerative and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies are some of the newest options for people who suffer from knee pain and problems that want to avoid having surgery. What makes regenerative therapy so promising is the fact that it helps to address the cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.

Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems.

Brenda received regenerative and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for both of her knees.

In this video, Brenda discusses how she’s doing nine months after her treatment.

Read the video transcript (or scroll down for more):

Dr. Baker (Dr): Good morning, everybody. I’m here with the beautiful Brenda Brown. You look nice and festive, Brenda.

Brenda (B): Thank you.

Dr: And so, Brenda you got your stem cells nine months ago in your knees. So, we just did the re-evaluation. So, tell me where you were nine months ago. First on this pain scale on a scale of 1 to 10. How bad was your pain in both your knees, Brenda?

B: The pain in my left knee was unbearable. Most of the time, I was ready to have surgery. The doctor told me I needed surgery and I came here instead of surgery. Now in my other knee, I have kind of a little bit more of a different problem with my IT band, but that has also helped in that knee. So, I would say the difference in my pain is about 90%.

Dr: Wow, so nine months later.

B: Yes.

Dr: And we just looked at your x-rays. The x-rays look good. And didn’t you tell me that at Mercy Hospital you went to see an orthopedic doctor and he said you needed surgery.

B: Yes, on my left knee. Okay. That I could have surgery anytime.

Dr: Right.

B: And I’d had several shots. I tried all the shots that you can have in your left knee and I couldn’t have any more shots. And then I realized as I was told by a professional nurse that the shots were damaging my knee. And so, I was even more wanting to have the stem cells because of that but I do believe that any new cells are much better than any type of surgery. Surgery was my last option and I am so thankful that even with what I have, it’s not a 100%, but I believe that it’s getting better every day. And at one point I will be able to say that I’m a 100%.

Dr: Excellent. Well, thank you Brenda and real quick on a scale of 1 to 10, how bad is your overall pain right now on a scale of 1 to 10.

B: Zero.

Dr: So even nine months later and you just told me a couple minutes ago, you’re still continuing to improve.

B: Yes.

Dr: Which is great. The range in motion is better. Excellent. Okay Brenda, the healing will continue to improve and we’ll see you next time.

B: Okay. Thank you.

Regenerative treatment is a viable alternative for addressing problems that cause chronic knee pain.

Along with surgery, the traditional medical treatments for knee pain have been physical therapy, exercise, pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and steroid injections. These will sometimes alleviate pain but are often ineffective at addressing the actual condition.

Regenerative cell therapy involves allowing your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells, and growth factors. Treatment assists your body in regenerating tissue, reducing pain, and reducing inflammation in damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Regenerative therapy is a low risk, viable alternative to surgery. As discussed, it is a completely different approach to treating chronic knee pain.

As opposed to going under the knife and replacing the knee with a metal knee or addressing tendon and ligament tears with surgery, regenerative treatment gives the patient an opportunity for their body to heal degenerated and injured tissue.

With any medical treatment, there are no guarantees that it will or will not work for a patient. Each patient’s condition is unique. There are some cases where a patient will not be a candidate for regenerative treatment.

Other than the knee, areas treated also include back/spine, neck, hips, shoulders, hands and wrists, feet and ankles, and more.

RenewYour Body WithRegenerative Therapy

To learn more about regenerative treatments, register to attend one of our free local educational classes, and get your questions answered.

If you have some questions you would like to ask before scheduling a patient consultation, request a call to start determining if you are a candidate for treatment.

If you would like to schedule a your patient consultation with one of our doctors at Renew Medical Centers and determine if you are a candidate.

The Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery: What All Patients Should Know

Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery

The Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery: What All Patients Should Know

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According to research, up to one-third of patients who have had knee replacement surgery experience long-term chronic pain after surgery and one in five are dissatisfied with the results.

In the United States, total knee replacement surgery is one of the most common elective surgical procedures. There are over 600,000 total knee replacements each year.

Over 95 percent of total knee replacements in the United States are performed for osteoarthritis.

The replacement is normally conducted if the patient experiences chronic knee pain and inability to move from one place to another. Apart from osteoarthritis, knee complications can also result from avascular necrosis, bone dysplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

During the surgery, a diseased, damaged or worn knee joint is replaced by an artificial one. The artificial replacement is normally composed of plastic, metal, and ceramic.

The surgery is usually recommended only when other forms of treatment fail. Orthopedic doctors should recommend non-surgical treatment options before surgery. While they often do, there are some alternative treatment options that most orthopedic doctors are not familiar with.

Non-surgical treatment options are discussed further in our recent article, Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives for Chronic Knee Pain.

Knee replacement surgery has several risks and complications. Sometimes the risks of knee replacement surgery may threaten one’s life. Therefore, patients are urged to consider other alternatives before settling for knee replacement surgery. Below are some of the risks of knee replacement surgery.

Knee Replacement Surgery Risks

Anesthesia
With a knee replacement procedure, anesthesia is necessary. Patients can either be given general or regional anesthesia. The former knocks one out until the end of surgery, regional anesthesia, on the other hand, numbs specific region while the patient is awake. Even though it is important in relieving pain, anesthesia has side effects. Below are some of the risks resulting from general and local anesthesia.

General Anesthesia

This type of anesthesia is given to patients so that they become unconscious, commonly termed as “put to sleep”. The risks of knee surgery from general anesthesia include nausea, sore throat drowsiness, and headaches (source). Additionally, there are minor risks of pneumonia, heart attack, clotting of blood and strokes. The chances of experiencing complications related to general anesthesia increases if a patient has other conditions like lung disease or heart problems.

Local Anesthesia

There are two types of local anesthesia. The first one is epidural and spinal anesthesia while the other is called peripheral nerve blocks. As with general anesthesia, partial anesthesia has some risks. They include headaches, allergic reactions, nerve injuries, and urination difficulties.

Blood Clotting

Clotting is among the major risks of knee replacement surgery. Blood clotting commonly occurs as a result of damaged blood vessels or lack of patient’s mobility for a while after surgery. Blood clotting results within the leg leads to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Furthermore, if the blood clot breaks free, it can find its way up into the lungs and block blood flow through the body. If the blockage is not treated in time, it may lead to a condition called pulmonary embolism. This condition is lethal and patients are advised to seek early treatment. Anti-clotting medicine is the remedy for pulmonary embolism. To prevent clot formation, patients are urged to engage in regular movement of limbs as well as wear compressing devices.

Bleeding

Bleeding is among the risks of knee replacement surgery. However, it is a common occurrence in surgical procedures in general. It becomes an issue especially in incidences where a patient loses a lot of blood to a point that transfusion is required. After the procedure, there is a risk of excessive bleeding.

Post-Surgery Swelling and Pain

Patients may experience pain and swelling. These symptoms are among the risks of knee replacement surgery. The most common areas of the body that may swell after surgery include knees, ankles, and feet.

However, doctors provide painkillers for the pain and follow-up treatment if pain persists. On the other hand, swelling can be reduced by light exercises and applying ice on the area.

Arterial and Nerve Damage

The surgical procedure may result in cutting off blood vessels or nerves close to the knee. This is one of the risks of knee replacement surgery. To repair the affected nerve or vessel, the surgeon will have to conduct another surgery. A more severe effect of such an accident includes paralysis of the damaged region.

Other risks of knee replacement surgery include breathing difficulties, failure of the artificial joint, and allergic reaction among others.

Recovery Time

It may take up to six weeks for most patients to resume normal daily activities within 6 weeks and between three to six weeks to drive. Full recovery may take anywhere from four to six months and sometimes up to an entire year to fully recover. This recovery time is difficult for any patient to endure.

Severe Allergic Reaction

Recently, a patient visited one of our clinics and told us about an outcome she had that is not often discussed. A few years prior she had a knee replacement surgery. After a relatively short period of time, she started experiencing pain in her leg. She told us the pain was “at times so bad I couldn’t stand it.” Then, her foot turned black.

The orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery could not figure out what the problem was.

When she got a second opinion another doctor suggested a metal allergy test. The test showed she was allergic to the nickel in the artificial knee. The metal allergy test cost her about $400 out of pocket. She was told by this doctor that since insurance doesn’t cover it, orthopedic doctors don’t usually do the test before knee replacement surgery. She did not know she was allergic to nickel and the surgeon did not suggest getting the metal allergy test.

Now, her only option was to get the nickel knee replaced with another knee made with a different material. Because of the infection, she would need to have two separate surgeries. So, instead of one knee replacement surgery, she was going to have to have three total surgeries.

Revision knee replacement surgery is more complex and more susceptible to complications than initial surgery. This all could have been avoided with a metal allergy test. She would have gladly paid the $400 to get the test prior to surgery.

Final Thoughts

It is clear that the risks of knee replacement surgery are more than a few. Even though the procedure can be successful, these risks may lead to serious health issues. Therefore, before making that decision, it is prudent to consider alternatives treatments for pain and stiffness.

Read our recent article, Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives for Chronic Knee Pain, for more information about non-surgical treatment options.

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With locations in Cincinnati and West Chester, OH, Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint arthritis and musculoskeletal problems (from injuries and degeneration).

To learn more about regenerative medicine, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy, hyaluronic acid,  and other non-surgical treatment options, register to attend one of our free local educational classes, and get your questions answered.

If you have some questions you would like to ask before scheduling a patient consultation, request a call to start determining if you are a candidate for treatment.

If you would like to schedule a your patient consultation with one of our doctors at Renew Medical Centers and determine if you are a candidate.

Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives for Chronic Knee Pain

Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives

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If you suffer from chronic knee pain and problems due to degeneration and/or injury, there are knee replacement surgery alternatives that may help you find the relief you need while avoiding surgery. While knee replacement surgery might be a solution for you if you suffer from knee problems, there are risks involved in undergoing the procedure. Anytime you undergo any surgery, no matter how routine, there is a risk of infection, as well as the risk of being placed under general anesthesia. There is also recovery time to consider as well as physical therapy you will need to complete in order to get back on your feet.

Knee replacement surgery is a point of no return. It should be a last resort. If you are considering knee replacement surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about knee replacement surgery alternatives before you make any final decisions regarding your treatment.

6 Knee Replacement Surgery Alternatives:

Steroid Pain Injections

Steroid pain injections are a popular alternative to knee replacement surgery, and they may help a you get quick relief from the pain and knee stiffness that you are suffering from. The procedure is simple and done in a doctor’s office. During the procedure, the doctor will inject a corticosteroid into your knee joint. Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs and you should start to see an improvement in your symptoms fairly quickly, and in some cases that improvement can last for several months. Since a steroid injection is done directly into your knee you also don’t have to worry about most of the side effects that occur when you take an oral steroid. While steroid pain injections can be beneficial, they can be damaging to the joint and cartilage if they are done too many times in a short period of time. This is why patients are limited to up to 3 a year.

Hyaluronic Acid Injections (Gel Injections)

For patients with osteoarthritis, some doctors will recommend hyaluronic acid (HA) injections, often referred to as gel injections, if steroid injections and other pain relievers do not work to relieve pain. Hyaluronic acid is an important fluid in knees that is broken down by osteoarthritis. The goal of this injection is to replace and repair the HA that has been broken down in order to reduce joint pain and stiffness. If effective, this treatment may provide relief for a patient for anywhere from four months to one year.

Physical Therapy

If you are interested in knee replacement surgery alternatives that do not involve the use of drugs, then physical therapy could be a great option for you. While physical therapy will require time and commitment on your part, the benefits you get from dedicating yourself to the process will be well worth it. Physical therapy involves training your knee to make it stronger. In many cases, this will result in more strength and flexibility, as well as a reduction in knee pain. While physical therapy can be very beneficial, in cases where there is significant structural damage it will most likely not give you the results you are looking for.

Weight Loss

One of the best ways to reduce pain in a bothersome knee is to reduce the load that the knee is forced to carry. Losing weight is very beneficial for your overall health in addition to helping you with any knee problems that you may have. While the process will require you to commit to a healthy diet and regular exercise, doing so can make a significant improvement in the quality of your life.

If you do suffer from knee problems and are interested in losing weight, doing so under the supervision of a doctor is definitely the best way to proceed.  A doctor can evaluate your overall health before you undertake a weight loss program to ensure that you are healthy enough to do what you are planning to. They can also help you to formulate a healthy diet, and teach you about the types of exercises you can do that will help you to lose weight, while also avoiding causing any further damage to your knee. Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy as a means of strengthening your knee while helping you to lose weight.

Medications

Anti-inflammatory medications are a standard approach taken by many doctors when they are looking for knee replacement surgery alternatives for their patients. Anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen work by reducing inflammation in your knee joint while also helping to ease the pain. Anti-inflammatory medications don’t have the dependency risk associated with opiates, and they are more effective than any over the counter pain medications that don’t address inflammation. While you can pick up some types of anti-inflammatory medications over the counter, it’s still better to discuss your options with your doctor. They can help you to come up with the right dosage to take, and they may also choose to prescribe you a stronger prescription medication instead of having you use an over the counter one.

While anti-inflammatory medications are generally well tolerated, there are some risks involved. First, they should only be taken with food since they can upset your stomach. They should also be avoided if you have any type of stomach or gastrointestinal issues since they can make these issues worse. Anti-inflammatory medications can also cause you to bleed more when injured, they can raise your blood pressure, and they may adversely affect your kidney or liver. While these are serious concerns, when you are under the care of a qualified doctor they can monitor you for any issues and help to mitigate the risks.

Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapies

Regenerative treatments, which include growth factors, stem cell, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies, are some of the newest options for people who suffer from knee pain and problems that want to avoid having surgery. What makes regenerative and stem cell therapies so promising is the fact that the treatments help to address the cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms.

While medications may help with knee pain, and physical therapy can help to strengthen your knee, they won’t be able to fix any issues like tissue damage and degeneration. Regenerative treatment with growth factors, stem cell therapy, and PRP therapies have a healing potential that surgery and other discussed surgical alternatives do not. The procedures are minimally invasive, the risk of infection is almost non-existent, and has the added benefit of having little recovery time needed. You may be surprised to learn that a solution to your chronic knee problems is not only within reach, but it’s also far simpler and less invasive than you may have imagined.

When successful, which it most often is, regenerative therapy can help to repair the damage and degeneration that is causing your knee issues. In many cases, it is a far better option than surgery, which is why it is definitely worth considering and speaking with a doctor who is knowledgeable about this approach for your treatment. A high percentage of general physicians and orthopedic doctors are not well-educated about regenerative therapies. This is a different approach than the typical treatment options they may suggest.

At Renew Medical Centers, we treat regularly treat patients with regenerative stem cell, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronic acid (gel) injections, and other regenerative treatments with growth factors.

When Brenda came to us, she had tried pain injections and was being told by an orthopedic doctor that she needed knee replacement surgery. In her opinion, surgery was a last option. Brenda decided to receive a regenerative treatment. In this video, Brenda shares her story and the results of her regenerative therapy, nine months after treatment.

With any medical treatment, there are no guarantees that it will or will not work for a patient. Each patient’s condition is unique. There are some cases where a patient will not be a candidate for regenerative treatment.

However, there are many cases where a patient is not a candidate for surgery but they are for regenerative or another non-surgical treatment.

Before determining if a patient is a candidate for regenerative treatment at Renew Medical Centers, one of our doctors must first do a full diagnostic of the area of pain during a patient consultation.

If you’re interested in considering regenerative treatments such as stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies and/or other non-surgical options, contact the medical team at Renew Medical Centers.

RenewYour Body WithRegenerative Therapy

To learn more about regenerative medicine and non-surgical treatment options, register to attend one of our free local classes, and get your questions answered.

If you have some questions you would like to ask before scheduling a patient consultation, request a call to start determining if you are a candidate for treatment.

If you would like to schedule a your patient consultation with one of our doctors at Renew Medical Centers and determine if you are a candidate.

Non-Surgical Treatment Prevents Two Knee Replacements

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Knees - Knee Replacement Surgery Alternative

Non-Surgical Treatment Prevents Two Knee Replacements

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The most common area of concern that patients come to us with is the knee. This is no surprise. The knee endures more stress than any other joint.

Knee pain could be caused by general wear and tear over time, fracture, osteoarthritis, ACL and meniscus tears, and other degenerative conditions.

We often see patients after they have either been told that they need surgery or they had a surgery in the past that did not work well for them.

They know that surgery is traumatic and risky and they would prefer not to have it.

Due to risks, some patients are unable to get surgeries due to co-morbidities (additional diseases or disorders). So, even if they want to have surgery, it isn’t an option.

Renew Medical Centers is the place patients go for non-surgical treatment of joint and other musculoskeletal issues.

When Sherri first came to us, she was experiencing pain levels as high as a 10 on a scale of 1 – 10 from arthritis. During her patient consultation, one of our doctors determined she was a candidate for regenerative treatment.

Sherri is a nurse and compared her options. For this procedure, we have a thorough follow up procedure to track each patient’s progress. At one of her follow up appointments, nine months after treatment, Sherri wanted to share how she was doing.

In this video, Sherri discusses her experience with non-surgical regenerative treatment, the Renew Medical level of care, and how her treatment prevented her from having to have two knee replacement surgeries.

Regenerative and stem cell therapy is a viable alternative for addressing issues that cause chronic knee pain.

Knee Replacement Alternative: Regenerative and Stem Cell Therapy

Along with surgery, the traditional medical treatments for knee pain have been physical therapy, exercise, pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and steroid injections. These will sometimes alleviate pain but are often ineffective at addressing the actual condition.

Today, patients have a minimally-invasive and a completely non-surgical option to knee surgery.

Treatment involves allowing your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells, and growth factors.

While treatment may be applied differently by other medical practices, we will explain how it is provided at our practice.

Renew Medical Centers provide non-surgical treatment of joint and other musculoskeletal issues. The treatment Sherri received was advanced regenerative therapy combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

These regenerative treatments have a unique ability to assist your body in regenerating tissue, reducing pain, and reducing inflammation in damaged muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone.

Knee conditions treated with regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Torn ACL
  • Bone fractures
  • Continued pain after surgery
  • And more

With our procedures, we use ultrasound guidance for optimal results. Some other regenerative and cell therapy providers do not use ultrasound guidance. Without ultrasound guidance, it is less likely the treatment will be placed in the problem area and address the issue.

Treatment is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure.

Regenerative and stem cell therapy is a low risk, viable alternative to surgery. As discussed, it is a completely different approach to treating chronic knee pain.

As opposed to going under the knife and replacing the knee with a metal knee or addressing tendon and ligament tears with surgery, regenerative treatment gives the patient an opportunity for their body to heal degenerated and injured tissue.

With any medical treatment, there are no guarantees that it will or will not work for a patient. Each patient’s condition is unique. There are some cases where a patient will not be a candidate for regenerative treatment.

However, there are many cases where a patient is not a candidate for surgery but they are for regenerative treatment.

Before determining if a patient is a candidate for regenerative treatment at Renew Medical Centers, one of our doctors must first do a full diagnostic of the area of pain during a patient consultation.

When patients consider the possibility that regenerative stem cell therapy or other regenerative treatments may work for them, they often tell us, “Why risk having unneeded, unwanted surgery?”

Many patients who have had complications from surgery decide to get regenerative treatment in order to address the problems surgery created or did not address.

Other than the knee, areas treated also include back/spine, neck, hips, shoulders, hands and wrists, feet and ankles, and more.

RenewYour Body WithRegenerative Therapy

To learn more about regenerative medicine and treatment options, register to attend one of our free local classes, and get your questions answered.

If you have some questions you would like to ask before scheduling a patient consultation, request a call to start determining if you are a candidate for treatment.

If you would like to schedule a your patient consultation with one of our doctors at Renew Medical Centers and determine if you are a candidate.