An Alternative to Knee Surgery-
Regenerative Cellular Therapies
Is steroid knee injections or knee replacement surgery really the only option for knee pain treatment? Medica Stem Cells therapies are minimally invasive, non-surgical, safe alternatives to relief your knee pain and to get your life back on track without surgery.When you’re suffering from knee pain or injury due to arthritis in knee, osteoarthritis, meniscal tears, traumatic ligament injuries, overuse conditions and other degenerative conditions, there are many ways to begin your relief and recovery process. The conventional line of treatment for patients suffering from these issues include, pain medication, anti-inflammatory drugs, cortisone injections, arthroscopic knee surgery to repair ligament tears or meniscal tears or ultimately total knee replacement or a combination of some. Surgery usually causes a lot of downtime and pain post operatively with month of rehabilitation required to strengthen the muscles and ligaments around the knee and results are not guaranteed. While pain medications and surgery have their uses, there is often another pain relief method that many have not considered: Regenerative Therapy. If you have encountered an injury to the knee meniscus, cartilage, ligaments, or have chronic knee pain due to a past injury or arthritis, or looking for safe knee replacement alternatives, you may benefit from Regenerative knee pain treatment like Adipose-derived Cell Therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP therapy. Regenerative Therapy is an alternative treatment option that continues to be proven successful, not only by scientist and researchers, but also by doctors who utilise this treatment for a variety of conditions, including knee pain, osteoarthritis and arthritis pain relief. Patients suffering from pain can be at risk of depending too heavily on regular medications to relieve their pain. However, any temporary relief does not come from tackling the cause of pain. Pain medications also have undesired side effects, and some of those can be serious. Regenerative Therapy on the other hand and by means of several protocols will ultimately help initiate the self-healing cycle in the injured part of the body, the end result then is pain relief. Regenerative Therapy utilises biologic material harvested directly from the patient’s body to help heal disease and injury. The treatment has become a game changer for accelerating healing, regenerating tissue and combating pain. It has reduced the need for prescription medications and knee surgery, proving to be a helpful tool towards managing and potentially eliminating pain in the body. Regenerative Therapy has helped untold amounts of people overcome insufferable chronic knee pain, restoring their function and mobility, and improving their quality of life. To date our Medical team have performed more than 5000 procedures in Orthopaedic field using Regenerative Medicine to treat these patients via injections only. 91 % of our patients show an improvement with the majority stating an improvement between 50-85%. We follow our patients up over a six months period and advise on additional therapy such as physiotherapy or orthotics if needed.
In certain cases, it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients, however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions. The choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.
- Partial Meniscus Tears
- Partial Lateral Collateral ligament tear or sprain
- Partial Cruciate ligament tear or sprain
- Traumatic ligament injuries
- Patellar tendonitis
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
- Degenerative conditions
- Sport injuries
- Patellofemoral Syndrome (runner’s knee)
Please contact us for a consultation and complete assessment to determine whether or not your condition can be treated with these minimally invasive, non-surgical regenerative procedures.
With so many options out there, you may be wondering what benefits choosing Non-surgical Regenerative Treatments provides. Over all Regenerative Treatments are minimally invasive, non-surgical same day procedures with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry. You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.
Following are the top benefits of Regenerative treatment for Knee pain:
Avoid surgery and its risks and many complications
Regenerative Therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure, which gives patients an alternative to painful knee surgery and lengthy recovery. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and only takes a few hours. No general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Also, patients typically return to work within a day or two and they resume physical activity much faster than after invasive knee surgery
Minimal post-procedural recovery time
One of the most time consuming factors of any injury is not always the treatment itself, but actually the recovery time. With Regenerative therapies, there is far less risk involved than surgery and recovery time is much shorter compared to surgery.
No use of general anaesthesia
Do you not like the way general anaesthesia makes you feel? Or do you simply get anxious at the thought of being put under? Regenerative Therapy may be just what you need as it does not require the use of general anaesthesia. It provides a safe increasingly effective non-surgical alternative to treating medical conditions using the body’s own natural ability to repair itself without the use of medication.
Same day procedure
The best part, after comprehensive examination and review of your case, blood tests & radio-imaging scans are done to establish a baseline for your pre-existing condition, is that our Regenerative Therapies are a non-invasive treatment and an outpatient same day procedure, where the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.
Safe procedures with No risk of rejection and No communicable disease transmission
Since you undergo an autologous transplant with the cells that originated within your own body, your immune system has no reason to attack them and is in turn much safer than other outside sources, there is no risk of contracting a transmittable infectious disease from a donor patient also. In fact, studies thus far have indicated no safety issues with fat-derived autologous (from self) cells. Because they are your own cells, the risk of rejection is eliminated.
The increased risk of heart attack, as found to be associated with knee replacement surgery, is not present with Regenerative therapies, either. Like any procedure, there is a minute risk of infection at the sample collection and at the knee injection site. To minimize that risk the procedure is carried out under strict sterile conditions.
In general, Regenerative Medica Stem Cells Therapies can be utilised by anyone, regardless of the age, race, or gender. However, in order to determine if you are a good candidate and will benefit the most from Regenerative Treatment, you will need to schedule an appointment with our Clinic to have an assessment done by our Consultant, who will review your medical records and determine if you are a qualified candidate for our therapy. The choice of treatment is then at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.
Regenerative Therapy only takes a few hours to complete and is performed in an outpatient setting, no general anaesthesia is required and most patients don’t need post-operative pain medication. Patients will be able to go home almost immediately after the injection is done. Since this therapy is an orthobiological treatment that requires time for the cells to restore the damaged areas in the knee, patients will not feel the effect of the injection immediately. Most patients will experience reduced pain and improved mobility over time. This is due to the strong anti-inflammatory effect of the growth factors associated with adult mesenchymal cells and SVF.
The first day after the treatment, you might experience mild discomfort at injection site which should not be restrictive, mild pain in the treatment area may persist anything from a day to a week. This can be alleviated by rest and if needed simple pain killers may be prescribed.
Knee injuries or conditions may or may not require repeat treatment. Typically it is best to wait 3-6 months before considering it.
Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be by means of a clinic visits or alternatively for your ease by video / phone call.
You will be asked during the period of follow up to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point.
The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc…
Regenerative Therapy for Knee Pain may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication, or are looking for safe knee replacement alternatives. Regenerative Treatments are not suitable for all conditions and all patients. The consultant will be able to advise if you are a suitable candidate.
Your first step to exploring your treatment options for knee pain is scheduling a consultation with our Consultant. To do so call us on 020 8168 2000 or alternatively book a consultation online or request a call back today!
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