Millions of Americans experience serious knee problems, with the surgical replacement of the joint having until recently served as the primary means of dealing with this condition. However, the new science of stem cell treatment today offers the promise of pain reduction and a delay or even the avoidance of such invasive surgery. Stem cell treatment for knee injuries is one of the medical procedures available at 5280 Advanced Health.
Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that affects the joints. The condition develops from the breakdown of the connective tissue, or cartilage, which is located between bones. Osteoarthritis in the knee may result from an injury, from excessive physical activity or as part of the normal aging process. Common symptoms of the condition include pain and stiffness in the area. Different methods have been used in treating the condition, the latest of which employs stem cell technology.
Found throughout the body, stem cells have the unique ability of adapting themselves to different roles. This makes them useful in effecting changes in organs of the body that for some reason are malfunctioning. When injected into these areas, the cells can help the ailing part regain its normal functioning. This technique is now available to treat knee problems.
The cells are first removed from the bone marrow and then injected directly into the problem area. Compared to knee replacement surgery, this technique is only minimally invasive and can be accomplished with little or no pain and without the side effects associated with other medical procedures. The risk of rejection is also reduced because the cells have been taken from the patient's own body. The key to the success of stem cell treatment is believed to be related to the following factors:
The staff at 5280 Advanced Health is dedicated to helping those who suffer from chronic pain. One of the medical procedures we provide is stem cell injection for the treatment of knee disorders.
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