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Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery: Stem Cell Treatments

Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery: Stem Cell Treatments

Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery: Stem Cell Treatments

Knee Replacement is common in the United States. Knee and hip replacement surgeries approach one million surgeries a year. Regenerative Medicine strategies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy may have a role in modifying the rate of arthritis progression.

Knee Treatments

Prescription anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s), cortisone injections, joint lubricant injections, and arthroscopic knee surgery do not alter the progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Trauma and surgery have been shown to accelerate the rate of arthritis progression.

Regenerative Medicine treatments including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may utilize growth factors to exert a healing response. Stem cell treatments exert more complicated patterns of healing. Stem cells may work in a variety of ways to initiate a healing or reparative effect.

This may occur by directly influencing inflammatory responses, and also by creating new cells. Stem cells may work by regeneration, if the stem cell forms a new cartilage cell (chondrocyte). This can be coupled with the formation of new matrix (cartilage support network).

The ability of stem cells to promote a reparative rather than a degenerative cascade, is a cornerstone of Regenerative Medicine.

Stem Cells as an Alternative to Knee Replacement

Stem cell treatments may be considered an alternative strategy to knee joint replacement surgery. Some patients may regenerate cartilage. Others may slow the rate of progression of arthritis. There are many scenarios to arthritis progression. Stem cell treatment for knee osteoarthritis, may be one aspect of the complete picture. There is no simplistic plan that every patient should get the same treatment. Each patient should be individually assessed for their own particular needs and goals.

Are You Looking to Avoid Surgery?

If you haven't found joint relief should schedule a personal consultation with Dennis M. Lox, M.D., to learn if you are able to get joint relief without the need for invasive surgery.

Stem Cell Therapy in Clearwater, FL and Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lox treats the Tampa Bay Metro Area including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa , Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Orlando and Sarasota as well as the Los Angeles Metro Area including Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

Call our office in Clearwater, FL or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dennis Lox.

Clearwater, Florida Office

2030 Drew St.
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 462-5582

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Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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