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:
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.
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.