Thanks to advancements in the use of Regenerative Therapy for chronic knee pain, knee replacement surgery is not the only option.
There have been many innovations in the use of Regenerative Therapy for knee injuries and osteoarthritis. While regenerative cells may come from various sources, at Atlantic Medical Group, our focus is on using products like umbilical cord matrix and amniotic fluid allograft.
Here is how Regenerative 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 Mesenchymal Stem Cells?
Unlike other cells, mesenchymal 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.
Mesenchymal stem cells can also give rise to new generations of undifferentiated cells, thus renewing themselves.
Regenerative Therapy has been acknowledged in medical history across the world as a big discovery in natural healing.
What is Regenerative Therapy Used For?
At Atlantic Medical Group, we are excited about Regenerative Therapy 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), regenerative 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 Therapy are most often seen in osteoarthritic joints.
Risks and Benefits of Regenerative Therapy for Knees
I’m sure you are already aware of the several risks associated with knee replacement surgery.
When you choose Regenerative 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 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.
- Regenerative therapy for knees is natural. The cell treatments we use are derived exclusively after the healthy 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 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.
Atlantic 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.