Stem Cell Therapy For Knee

The regenerative nature of stem cells and the unparalleled growth possibilities allows knee related problems such as injuries and arthritis to be a good candidate for stem cell therapy. It would be able to stimulate blood vessel formation, repair tissue and make cartilage

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Knee Problems

The knee would be experiencing a myriad of issues due to arthritis, meniscus tears, traumatic ligament injuries, overuse conditions and other degenerative conditions.

Current Treatment

Depending on the severity and the diagnosis, usually treated with physical rehabilitation, pain killers, arthritis treatment drugs and even knee replacement surgery if required.

Stem Cell Update

Mayo Clinic researchers were surprised how well patient with osteoarthritis responded to stem cell. Regenexx has also published the results of their treatments

How Stem Cells Help In Improving Knee Condition

There are many causes of knee pains. It could be normal overuse conditions, degenerative conditions and also due to arthritis, meniscus tears and traumatic ligament injuries. Treating painful knee conditions with stem cell have been growing in popularity worldwide. One of the key factors that makes stem cell a catalyst in restoring knee function is the ability to renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). It has to be stated that stem cells are already residing in our body and are already regenerating cells, however as we age the ability to regenerate is much slower in comparison to the amount of cells that dies off due to various reasons.

Depending on the severity of of the knee condition Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) could also be used in conjunction with stem cells as it contains healing growth factors from your own blood that would increase the body’s natural ability to repair itself. PRP is effective as it has the ability to stimuate the stem cells in the affected area to heal the damaged tissues.

Treating knee injuries with stem cell is not new and many sports personalities have been treated with stem cell throughout the years. Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Peyton Manning are just few top athletes that have undergone stem cell treatment.

There is also no shortage of stories and research of patients with osteoarthritis being succesfully treated with stem cell. WebMD published a story of George Chung, who went back to active skiing after being treated with stem cell and Madam Tan Kim Choo who was treated in one of our partner clinics described an improvement in her mobility and less pain experienced. Canadian Stem Cell Agency,California’s Stem Cell Foundation and various medical universities worldwide are continously spearheading new research into this field.

Treating knee injuries with stem cell is not new and many sports personalities have been treated with stem cell throughout the years with excellent results.

The Stem Cell Procedure

The procedure varies from individual to individual and the consultation period is the most important part of the procedure to determine the type of treatment that is most suitable. Many other factors are taken into consideration. The procedure itself generally last a day and could be simpy illustrated in the image:

Patients can usually return the next day with some soreness expected in the region where the cells were extracted and injected, but nothing that would affect your ability to conduct your normal routine.

Experience has suggested most patients will have significant relief of pain around 1-2 months post injection. This will often continue to improve for the first 3-6 months after the stem cell procedure. There are patients who will not get any improvement at all from this procedure, probably around 10-20%. This is still a new treatment, and thus there are not a lot of long-term outcomes studies completed so far.