More than 600,000 Americans will undergo knee replacement surgery this year alone. Not only is this process painful but the recovery period is lengthy. Until recently, the only other option aside from surgery was pain mitigation. Options like anti-inflammatory medications, options pain medications or physical therapy usually only provide temporary relief and is not a long-term solution. Now, stem cell knee repair is available in Miami. For the most common causes of knee pain like arthritis a viable option to resolve knee pain and help patients avoid surgery. Stem cell knee injections can reduce pain and repair cartilage. If you’re suffering from knee pain, Stem Cell Miami could help improve the quality of your life.
How Stem Cell Knee Injections Work
Adult stem cells are supposed to maintain and heal tissues by replenishing dying or damaged cells. Sometimes, if the blood supply to a particular area of the body is limited, stem cells don’t perform the way they should.
These important adult stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow or fat. By harvesting stem cells and injecting them into the knee using image guidance, the stem cells can initiate the self-recovery process, typically with very successful results.
Once the stem cells are injected, they can develop into cartilage cells. Improved cartilage can alleviate pain often caused by osteoarthritis or other chronic degenerative disorders. This can prevent or at least delay the need for knee surgery in most patients.
The Cost of Stem Cell Knee Repair
The cost of stem cell knee injections will vary on a case by case basis.
- Prices start at $1500 for a stem cell procedure.
- Prices for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) start at $100.
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The procedure is usually completed within one visit, only taking a few hours. Keep in mind patients will need a consultation and a follow-up appointment, but compared to the time investment of traditional surgery, it is a much quicker process and procedure.
Risks and Side Effects
Stem cell therapy may sound dangerous. However, it is relatively safe when used on the knees instead of a more sensitive area of the body like the eyes.
Risks from stem cell therapy increase dramatically when using stem cells that are taken from the patient but grown in a lab over time, using stem cells that are mixed with other chemicals, or when using different types of stem cells. With Stem Cell Miami’s knee injections we use adult stem cells collected from the patient’s own body to reduce risk.
Stem cell therapy performed on the knees is a noninvasive outpatient procedure. The injections are rarely painful. Most patients experience minimal side effects. The most common complaint post-procedure is mild pain at the injection site, some joint stiffness, and minor swelling.
Stem cell knee repair may seem costly up front, but the benefits will last for years. The injections can be a more cost-effective solution than major surgery, especially in Miami, with far fewer side effects. The professionals at Stem Cell Miami can work with you to find the most affordable solution for your individual situation. Contact us today to discuss beginning your journey to a life without knee pain.