Knee pain can be due to an injury or to a degenerative condition such as osteoarthritis. Whatever the cause we frequently see that the inflammation caused by the condition predisposes the cartilage to thinning and eventual break down. Treatment for these issues can range anywhere from simple home exercises, physical therapy, medications, steroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, cellular therapy such as PRP or bone marrow concentrate, up to a complete knee replacement. Of course, we at the Burress Center for Cellular and Regenerative Medicine are particularly fond of non-surgical alternatives.
Cellular and Regenerative Medicine For Knee Pain
Orthobiologic injections can include a variety of cellular
products. If the condition can be improved through a nonsurgical
approach that would generally be preferred. Total knee (TKR)
Replacement should be considered as a late option, but it is
often perceived as the first and only treatment available by
many patients. This is not the case. We use fluoroscopic and
ultrasonic machines to precisely place hyaluronic acid (H.A.),
platelet rich plasma (PRP) lysate, fat and bone marrow products
into the knee in the management of our patients.
PRP therapy uses the growth factors present in our blood to treat the knee. Fat and bone marrow therapy involves several factors including autologous mesenchymal stem cells as a treatment. We have several information sources listed on this website and at your request, we will happily refer you to several articles regarding the science around the use of orthobiologic products.
Are You The Right Candidate For Regenerative Medicine?
If you have chronic knee pain due to a past injury, osteoarthritis, or recent injury to the knee cartilage, meniscus, ligaments, or other structures, you may be an ideal candidate for orthobiologic treatment of the knees. We here at the Burress Center for Cellular and Regenerative Medicine are proud of having the advanced training and equipment needed to help you work on restoring your life, one step at a time.