Dealing With Chronic Knee Pain And Looking At Joint Replacement? Try Stem Cell Injections Instead
If a plaguing knee injury and growing arthritic problems are causing you a lot of pain and the pain is disrupting your everyday life, it's time to see an orthopedic specialist. You want to talk with the specialist about the best options that are available to try, like stem cell treatments, if you don't want to do knee replacement surgery.
With improvements in medical technology and new options on the market, you may be able to treat your knee pain without having to replace the joint entirely if you use stem cell treatments. Talk with the orthopedic specialist about stem cell options for your case.
Stem Cell Injections
Through stem cell injections, your body may be able to produce and use the cartilage needed to help mend the pain you are feeling and to replace what has been lost in the cartilage and bone. The physicians will harvest stem cells from other areas of the body, and inject them into the area of injury. Amniotic fluids may also be harvested and used.
The procedure shouldn't take more than a half hour to an hour, depending on how many injects are made and how many harvest sites are needed. Expect to stay at the hospital after the injections for 1 to 3 days, depending on how your body takes the treatment.
The recovery time will be different for all patients. Some patients may feel an improvement in the joint right away and will continue to feel improvement for up to 3 months. The first couple of weeks after surgery, the patient should expect soreness at the site of injection.
There are many benefits to attempting stem cell procedures before going under knee replacement surgery. You will be able to:
- Avoid a procedure where you are put under anesthesia and cut open
- Have a fast recovery time
- Avoid putting foreign devices into your body
- Regain mobility and strength in the joint
This is one of the easiest ways to get great results when it comes to pain in your knee joint that is affecting your life.
Talk with the orthopedic surgeon about other helpful treatments while healing, like massage therapy and cortisone shots while you are healing and regaining strength in the joint. If you have a lot to of knee pain and you don't want to go through with a full knee replacement, see if this will be an option that solves your pain and problems.
A local resource can give you more information on knee pain stem cell treatment.