Regenerative Medicine can reduce inflammation, pain, and bring relief through lubricating the joints to protect them from further wear and tear. Depending on the level of knee damage you have, such non-surgical knee treatment options may be the best thing that happened to you.
The knee joint is one of the more sensitive areas of the human body. During injury, we can find ourselves unable to play our favorite sports, partake in activities, or even have difficulty standing up. Although healing injuries in this region can be costly and physically difficult, there are knee surgery options that are not only cost-effective, but less aggressive than full-blown replacement surgery.
Before Thinking of Surgery
Before thinking of surgery, it is always recommended that low-impact exercises, losing weight to reduce pressure, physical therapy or joint supplements are looked into before more internal options are pursued. If such avenues are exhausted, knee replacement surgery is one of the more popular options for the typical patient, but numerous issues and complications can arise from such an endeavor. This is where a less aggressive, non-exercise solution comes in. A solution we wholly endorse and support for its natural approach.
Ip, Nath, Sawleh, Kabir, & Jahan, state that ‘both intra-articular platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) injections are effective in patients with mild to moderate KOA in terms of providing symptomatic relief, restoring physical functionality and improving potential tissue repairment in the affected joints’ (2020, para. 36). Not only is knee repair through regenerative medicine effective, but it can actually allow healing results to be much better than if it were completely surgically changed with metal parts.
This natural method works more effectively in bringing the quality and functionality of the knee to its former effectiveness, as opposed to rebuilding the knee. The latter can cause some patients to have to undergo a longer recovery process through physiotherapy, exercises, and re-adaptation to the new artificial knee.
Ip, H. L., Nath, D. K., Sawleh, S. H., Kabir, M. H., & Jahan, N. (2020). Regenerative Medicine for Knee Osteoarthritis – The Efficacy and Safety of Intra-Articular Platelet-Rich Plasma and Mesenchymal Stem Cells Injections: A Literature Review. Cureus, 12(9), e10575. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.10575
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