Stem Cell Therapy For Knees

Stem cell therapy for knees has the potential to provide relief to a lot of people. Knee pain is an common condition that affects millions of Americans and people around the world. Considering the daily load that legs bear, a problem with your knees can limit movement. Knee pain can substantially reduce your quality of life and anti-inflammatory medication can only do so much. Suffice it to say, there exists significant interest in finding solutions to address knee pain and to restore healthy joint function. That’s where stem cell therapy for knees comes in!

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Stem Cell Therapy For Knees

 

A Comparison of Health Outcomes in the Use of Stem Cells, Surgical, and Nonsurgical Approaches to Treat Degenerative Disk Disease: A Systematic Review

Systematic literature review.

This study provided a systematic review of randomized controlled trials which assessed the therapeutic effects of stem cell treatments, surgical interventions, and nonsurgical treatments on the outcomes of patients diagnoses with intervertebral disk degeneration (IDD).

A MEDLINE (2000-2017), PubMed (2000-2017), and Google scholar (1995-2000) database search was performed to identify published articles reporting on patient-reported clinical outcomes. A total of 12 articles were identified and met the inclusion criteria.

Literature evaluating the comparative treatment outcomes between patients who underwent surgical versus nonsurgical interventions demonstrated mixed findings in treatment efficacy. Although studies involving the manipulation of endogenous stem cells in fibrocartilage suggested that this application could be a potentially noninvasive, stem cell–based strategy to treat fibrocartilage degeneration, especially in patients with IDD.

The reviewed literature suggested that no clinical significance exists between surgical and nonsurgical treatment for IDD. The decision to undergo surgical or conservative treatment should depend on the patient’s state of health at the time of surgery, as well as any other potentially alarming factors (altered mental status, level of consciousness, comorbidities, etc) that could be exacerbated with the proposed treatment. Mesenchymal stem cells and fibrocartilage stem cells may also be an effective therapeutic option for the regeneration of a degenerated intervertebral disk. To move forward in finding an effective therapeutic treatment protocol for IDD, further research needs to be implemented that minimizes the limitation discussed in this review.

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How does Stem Cell & PRP therapies work?

Minimally invasive, cell-based therapy introduces cells from one part of the body to the impacted area, for accelerated restoration. Stem cells work by releasing proteins called growth factors to help heal, repair and restore damaged areas. An innovative, surgery-free treatment that helps your body restore itself by isolating stem cells from one location of the body to the area of disease, injury or inflammation. This process uses a minimally invasive surgical technique, conducted right in our clinic.

When you think Regenerative Medicine, names like Kobe Bryant , Chris Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, and Chauncey Billups should all come to mind. These four athletes (among many others) have used cell therapy to make unlikely recoveries from severe sports-related injuries. But how? To begin, cells are the basic structural and functional units of all living organisms. Cell therapy entails the injection of cellular material into a patient’s body. In Regenerative Medicine, the objective is to improve the biological function of damaged or degraded tissues and organs.

To this end, the injection of cellular material, either from the patient (autologous) or from a donor (allogeneic), may be employed to address a range of conditions. Cell therapies primarily fall into two categories: Platelet-Rich Plasma and Stem Cell. PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) or Platelet Lysate Injection Treatments is a growth factor based treatment, where blood is drawn from a patient and then placed in a centrifuge where it is spun out to separate the platelets from the remainder of the blood. To complete the process the doctor takes the platelets and recombines them with a lower volume of blood plasma to create a fluid with a higher-than-normal concentration of platelets, thus growth factors (special proteins that trigger growth and healing in the body) and then injected into damaged tissue for to help expedite the process of rebuilding collagen and tissue.

To see if you are a candidate for this type of revolutionary therapy, please contact Miami Stem Cell (305) 598-7777 to schedule a free evaluation.

 

How are Stem Cells an Alternative to Knee Replacement?

Autologous stem cell therapy for knees is a non-invasive knee repair used to treat chronic pain in patients suffering from advanced arthritis. Autologous stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own body and have the natural ability to help a damaged area heal. The benefits of autologous stem cell therapy are not only healing and regenerating, but patients do not experience the ethical considerations associated with embryonic stem cells. When autologous stem cells are removed directly from a patient’s body, the risk of rejection and disease transmission is eliminated.

Autologous stem cell therapy for knees offers a safe and effective stem cell alternative to knee replacement in many arthritis patients. Instead of undergoing knee replacement surgery, patients can now utilize autologous stem cell therapy for knee repair.

At Miami Stem Cells we have treated thousands of patients successfully using the latest in Stem Cell driven technology. For more information contact our Coral Gables office: (305) 598-7777 to schedule your evaluation today!