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Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

Medicare Approved Treatments to Help Avoid Knee Replacement Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, you've likely been told that surgery is your only option.  The reality is that there are alternative treatments.  Cutting-edge therapies like Allograft tissue and platelet-rich plasma injections offer a new option to those seeking a non-invasive way to regain productive use of their knees. 

 

The best part is these treatments are now covered by Medicare!

You likely already know that a knee replacement surgery is expensive and highly invasive procedure that is quite painful and carries many risks and downtime.  What you might not know is that only 1 in 20 people who undergo knee surgery actually resolve their knee pain and regain full function and regular activity.

Other risks associated with knee replacement surgery include:

  • Chronic knee pain

  • Increased risk of heart attack

  • Blood clots

  • Allergic reactions

  • Metal particles in the blood or tissues

Unfortunately, some patient's condition is too far deteriorated to be treated with regenerative medicine and whose only option is knee replacement surgery. But patients who still have healthy cartilage in the knee joint,  there are treatments to help you get pain free and moving again.  

Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery

The two exciting treatments we offer are PRP infusions and regenerative tissue treatments using Allograft and Warton's Jelly:

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – PRP injections provide injured joints with the body's own cells to boost the body’s natural healing response to repair damaged cells and encouraging new healthy cell to grow.
 

The procedure is minimally invasive and there is little to no downtime after the procedure.  It is also the most affordable type of regenerative medicine offered.   The procedure consists of taking a very small sample of your blood, processing it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets.  The concentrated platelets are then injected into the joint and the healing starts.

Regenerative tissue – Regenerative tissue therapy using Allografts and Warton's Jelly is one of the most potent treatments we offer and is similar to PRP with the addition of donor cells to enhance your own body's healing cycle.  The donor cells come from a substance called Wharton’s Jelly, which is harvested from the umbilical cord after a successful c-section, donated by a pre-screened mother.
 

Neither mother nor baby are harmed by the procedure, and Wharton’s Jelly is of the highest quality since it's helped grow the baby for the last nine months.  By introducing these cells into the knew, the body's healing process is spurred for rapid growth and healing. 

But it should be remembered that as the knee progresses through stages of damage from osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions, the amount of healthy tissue left to work with lessens, reducing the likelihood of being helped by these treatments.  As soon as you are aware of the knee pain or the possible prognosis, it’s time to determine if you are a candidate for these or other treatments to help avoid knee replacement surgery.  Contact us today to learn more!