Knee Surgery or Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy?
Thanks to advancements in the use of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for chronic knee pain, knee replacement surgery is not the only option.
There have been many innovations in the use of stem cells for knee injuries and osteoarthritis. While stem cells may come from various sources, our focus is on using products like umbilical cord blood and amniotic allograft.
Here is how Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy knee injections might be able to help your knees and get you back to leading an active and healthy lifestyle faster and with no downtime compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.
Let’s start with the basics.
What are Stem Cells?
Unlike other cells, stem cells are unspecialized or undifferentiated cells in our bodies that have the capacity to change into any healthy cell in our body. Meaning they can change into skin, bone, heart, and muscle cells to name a few. They have the unique ability to divide or differentiate into many types of cells with specific functions – such as muscle, skin or bone cells.
Stem cells can also give rise to new generations of undifferentiated stem cells, thus renewing themselves. Stem cells are located throughout our body in almost every organ and tissue such as bone marrow, fat, teeth, muscles, etc.
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy has been acknowledged in medical history across the world as a big discovery in natural healing.
What are Stem Cells Used For?
At Xcell Medical Group, we are excited about Regenerative Stem Cell Treatments for knees because the knee injections can dramatically reduce a person’s need for surgery.
Instead of having to replace a knee with an artificial implant (that sometimes gets recalled from the manufacturer), stem cell therapy injections can be used to regrow new and healthy tissues that have been damaged and are in danger of or are degenerating.
Currently, the best results for Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy are most often seen in osteoarthritic joints.
Risks and Benefits of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for Knees
I’m sure you are already aware of the several risks associated with knee replacement surgery.
When you choose Regenerative Stem Cell Treatment as an alternative for knee replacement, however, most of those risks evaporate. The biggest risk you’ll face is the risk of infection at the injection site, but that is extremely rare because the procedure is so minimally invasive.
The benefits of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for knees, on the other hand, are excellent!
- The procedure is relatively quick, especially compared to surgery. The outpatient procedure can be done in less than 30 minutes.
- The costs involved are reasonable compared to other clinics offering the same treatment. Your post-injection rehab is also covered by most major medical insurance.
- Stem cell therapy for knees is natural. The stem cell treatments we use are derived exclusively after delivery of a baby, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available. All donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
How about that recovery time comparison?
With surgery, the recovery time can last for months, hindering you from getting back to your life and even work.
With Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy, your recovery time is minimal. You walk in and walk out of the procedure on your own! In a few weeks, following the proper post-injection treatment protocol, you’ll begin to increase your activity levels and do more.
Xcell Medical Group offers a full-range of Regenerative Therapies in order to give our patients access to the widest range of treatments for fuller healing and relief.