Knee Replacement also known as Knee arthroplasty
is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis or injury. Metal and plastic parts are used to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint, as well as the kneecap.
it may take 6 months or longer for some people to recover fully from knee surgery. Getting down on your knees after surgery may not be an option, getting back up on your feet from kneeing on the ground may require assistance.
Your surgically modified knee will never function like your original knee.
Is there an option to major Knee Surgery? Yes. Regenerative Medicine with Stem Cells.
This is a non-surgical, non-invasive method that allows your body to heal itself, reconditioning the joint by growing new cartilage.
We are all born with the healing and restoring ability of stem cells. These are the cells in our body from birth that are activated whenever our body is injured. We have millions at birth, but they dwindle with age so that at age 55 your body may only be producing as little as 200 a month. As a consequence, joints wear and we develop arthritis.
When our knee joint wears all the natural cushion away and the pain becomes severe to unbearable, knee surgery is recommended. Recently, a new procedure has been used to naturally rebuild the knee joint and restore it to near original condition, in the similar time that it would take to recover from knee arthroplasty.
Understanding Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
- Stem cells, regenerate, how?
- Most organs in our body have the intrinsic ability to regenerate. This rebuilding in your body is ongoing, all of your life.
- Skin cells are replaced every 39 days,
- Heart endothelial Cells are replaced each 6 years,
- Liver cells replaced every 300-500 days,
- Internal intestinal cells replaced every 16 years,
- The skeleton is replaced every 10 years.
- Stem cells are the building blocks responsible for these organ regeneration processes that never stop in our body.
Stem cells are immature cells that naturally divide. These cells have the potential to remain as a stem cell or transform into another cell that has a specialized function, such as a cartilage cell, bone cell, muscle cell, red blood cell or a nerve cell. Stem cells, used in regenerative medicine, have the ability to multiply and transform into specific cell types (such as the knee cartilage) and then replaces the damaged cells. Stem cells are able to combine with our protein substances, (protein rich plasma, PRP) that can help the body’s repair mechanisms rebuild the damaged tissue.
Stem cells live inside all of us. They are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. As people age or get injured, there may not be enough of these stem cells available to effectively heal the body. These body repair cells, stem cells, naturally self-renew, allowing for faster recovery and healing of damaged or worn bone or tissue. By injecting fresh new stem cells at the point of injury, the body can begin to heal itself without the use of invasive surgery.
This procedure assists a patient’s own cells to help heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc, or bone.
Regenerative Medicine with Stem Cells is a viable alternative to elective surgery, Regenerative Medicine with Stem Cells offers the most advanced regenerative therapy solutions for patients suffering from chronic pain or injury to help mitigate painful rehabilitation associated with invasive procedures and downtime due to recovery and therapy.
- There are old stem cells (same age as you), harvested from your blood, bone or fat. and
- New stem cells (Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) only harvested from legal new born umbilical cords. (Half of these cells are stored for the baby’s family and the other half are used for Regenerative Medicine. NEW stem cells renew damage quicker.
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