Knee regenerative therapy involves tapping into the body’s natural healing processes to relieve knee pain and repair damaged cartilage. Unlike replacement surgery, it is less invasive and requires a shorter recovery period. It also has a lower risk of complications. Moreover, it helps patients return to their normal activities sooner.
Does regenerative therapy work on knees?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells are two of the regenerative therapies that physicians use to treat osteoarthritis. These treatments help to speed up the body’s natural healing process and encourage the formation of new blood vessels that can deliver more oxygen to the area around the knee joint.
Mesenchymal stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the potential to differentiate into specialized cells like cartilage. They are found in bone marrow, fat tissue, and muscle. Physicians extract these stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow or adipose tissue with the help of a local anesthetic. They then inject them into the knee joint to facilitate cartilage repair and regeneration.
In addition to regenerative therapies, patients can improve their knee health by maintaining a healthy weight, participating in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and taking supplements that support cartilage growth. However, patients should consult with a healthcare professional to find the best treatment options for their unique situation and circumstances. For more information about knee regenerative therapy, call Synergy Rehabilitation & Wellness Center or book an appointment online now.