ThriveMD is Colorado’s leading stem cell therapy for knee pain clinic with a large pool of satisfied stem cell patients. With facilities in Vail and Denver, severe knee pain, caused by injuries or wear and tear from activities such as golf or skiing, is one of the most common conditions we treat. Stem cell knee injections are becoming a popular answer to resolving acute and chronic knee pain.
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Why Patients Seek Out Knee Injections
Knee pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek out a consultation with their family doctor or an orthopedic surgeon. Rest, ice, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy are typical first-line treatments for this condition. If these conservative therapies prove unsuccessful, which is often the case, more aggressive treatment most typically involves some sort of injection into the knee joint.
Short Term Pain Relief with Common Knee Injections
Corticosteroid medications are initially used to decrease inflammation and will often greatly reduce pain. Hyaluronic acid compounds are used to lubricate the joint space and potentially reduce the day-to-day wear and tear on the joint. Neither of these injections improve the cartilage structure and most often offer only short term improvements in pain and function.
X-ray guided injection of the medial joint space of the right knee with stem cells.
Long Term Regenerative Effects of Stem Cell Knee Injections
On the other hand, adult stem cells harvested from one’s own body are the ultimate injection to reduce inflammation, diminish ongoing breakdown of the joint surfaces and most importantly – have the ability to produce new cartilage leading to lasting knee repair.
By combining A2M to our current ground breaking stem cell therapies we are capable of not only building new soft tissue, cartilage and tendon, but halting the degenerative arthritic process and further protecting the treated joint. Along with knees and other joints and soft tissue, we have been experiencing similar pain relief effects in our patients who utilized stem cell injections for back pain.
The Knee Pain Procedure with Adult Stem Cells
Adult stem cells are found in two primary locations: adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow. The richest source of these cells are found in adipose tissue and to a much lesser (2000 fold) degree in bone marrow. Additionally, these stem cells carry no risk of rejection or transference of disease as they are harvested from the patient’s own body. At ThriveMD, we typically use a combination of both adipose cell and bone marrow concentrate in order to maximize the healing potential.
The minimally invasive procedure can be carried out in 2-3 hours and have you back in action within several weeks.
Should You Wait Until Your Knee Needs a Replacement?
I often hear patients talk about waiting for stem cell use until they are in need of a knee replacement; this is a common misconception about stem cells. While it’s true that stem cells may help avoid or delay the need for joint replacement, it is optimal to start treating the knee pain well before joint replacement is recommended. Treating the joint during the early stages of knee arthritis will provide the best chance of keeping the joint well-tuned and functioning into the later years of life.
*Individual patient results may vary. Contact us today to find out if stem cell therapy may be able to help you.
ThriveMD is your go-to provider for stem cell therapy for knee joint pain. We deliver the most powerful stem cell solutions available to maximize the results of any stem cell procedure. By combining the abundant stem cell count from fat-derived stem cells along with the benefits of bone marrow concentrate and placental derived growth factors, we are able to achieve the maximum healing potential available by stem cell injection.
In addition, Dr. Brandt’s injection skills are second to none. He has twenty-five years of image guided injection experience, which assures that the stem cells will be delivered to the targeted area of damage. The use of fluoroscopy, or live x-ray imaging, assures the most accurate needle placement for the treatment of knee pain.
Our friendly Patient Coordinators are always available to answer initial inquiries and to schedule patients for a thorough consultation and review of your imaging. If you want to find out if you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy, you can send your imaging to thriveMD for a free review.