Knee Stem Cell Therapy is a recent advancement in knee pain and arthritis management. This approach to knee joint pain treatment has more advantages, when compared to the traditional approaches. This therapy extracts the stem cells, usually from an area of high density and then injects them into the damaged area to help the knee joint to heal naturally.
Stem cells are found throughout our body and have unique characteristics. They can divide themselves and multiply their numbers.
They don’t perform a specific function but they can develop into different types of cells with a specific function depending on where they are placed.
They can transform themselves to suit the environment, they are placed in. For instance, when stem cells are placed near a damaged cartilage, it can transform itself into a cartilage tissue later on.
Stem Cell therapy can help treat patients suffering from the following knee injuries and conditions:
• Early arthritis / Osteoarthritis • Meniscus Tear • MCL, ACL, PCL and LCL tears and sprains • Knee Instability • Patellofemoral Syndrome • Traumatic knee injury
The doctor will first numb the back of the hip and take a small bone-marrow stem cell sample through a needle. The harvested stem cells are then sent for processing and the patient will be asked to rest.
After the processing of the stem cells, the doctor will then re-inject the stem cells and natural growth factors from the patient’s blood platelets to the damaged area.