As more people experience painful problems with their knees, doctors are recommending that they consider a range of nonsurgical treatments before choosing to go under the knife.
Many patients have a misconception that most knee problems can only be fixed with surgery. Instead, depending on the severity and cause of the knee pain, most of the knee ailments can be safely and effectively treated without surgery these days. Among other things these include sports injuries, meniscus tears, ACL injuries, chondromalacia, bursitis and arthritis.
New treatment technique includes simple ultrasound-guided injection that delivers your own adult stem cells to the precise location of the pain, making this treatment more effective. The cells promote healing of the injured and damaged tissues and help fix the problem instead of simply covering with medicines or possibly doing more harm with surgery.
Doctors admit knee ailments are becoming more common as people are picking up sports at much younger age. Also as the population ages and people remain active for more years, an increasing number of people are seeking medical advice for their knee pains. Growing incidence of obesity creates even more wear and tear of the joints, especially the knee joint.
The Old Standard
It used to be that the only options for pain relief available to you were medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments like acupuncture and surgery. Unfortunately, each has its own risks.
Pain medication can have dangerous side effects, especially when you need to take it for more than a few weeks, which is the case if you have chronic pain. Besides addiction, these medicines can cause stomach ulcers and bleeding, liver and kidney damage, and can even increase your risk of heart attack.
Physical therapy may be helpful both as treatment and for preventing further damage. However, this is usually effective only for minor injuries.
Surgery can cause more pain, instead of fixing it
Most people think that surgery will finally cure the problem but unfortunately in many cases surgery can have its own risks and problems. Also, people may look for surgery as a quick fix but usually this is not the case.
No one chooses surgery as anything but a last resort for a reason—it may have unanticipated results, recovery is painful, and there’s always a risk of complications like infection and blood clots that may even result in death.
Fortunately, times are changing.
The Advances of Modern Science
The new trend in orthopedic treatment is to repair your injured tissue, rather than cutting and removing it. Following this concept, doctors and researchers have discovered that Adult Stem Cells have the ability to heal your back and joints, saving you from the risks of surgery or side effects of pain medication.
As patients begin to outlast their prosthetic joints and secondary “salvage” jobs are becoming more common, this idea of using your own stem cells to regenerate and heal your tissue is gaining traction.
How It Works
Your fat and bone marrow contain special cells called Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs or stem cells) that can help you if you’re in need of bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon repair. These special cells can change into other types of cells, such as cartilage, and release bioactive healing molecules when they sense the right signals in their environment.
Growing evidence also suggests that the use of stem cells from both fat and bone marrow is needed in fixing most joint ailments.
SmartChoice®: The New “Gold Standard”
As more people and their doctors learn about the benefits of using stem cells over surgery, these procedures will eclipse surgery as the standard of care.
This treatment technique includes ultrasound-guided injections that deliver your own adult stem cells from fat AND bone marrow to the precise location of the pain and injury, making this treatment more effective. This promotes healing of the injured and damaged tissues without the risks associated with surgery.
Even when nonsurgical injections don’t fully fix a problem, they often delay the need for surgery, which is helpful because most surgical procedures don’t last forever. Artificial knee replacement can wear out and a repeat surgery to replace the joint is more dangerous and riskier than the first operation.
People coping with such ailments as sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, and arthritis will be glad to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing and improved functionality are both possible with our innovative, cutting- edge ADULT stem cell and PRP procedures.
What You Can Expect
SmartChoice® Procedures may help alleviate your joint pain, arthritis or sports injuries with a simple in-office, ultrasound-guided injection procedure. We encourage patients to walk the same day and you often experience no downtime after this procedure.
When Marion developed knee pain, her physicians in Scotland recommended knee replacement surgery. But she did not want to take the risks of surgery and so underwent simple ultrasound-guided stem cell injection at our outpatient facility. Marion says she did not have to give up her golf and when she “played golf for the first time since I had the stem cell procedure and couldn't believe that I had no pain at all. This is great.” She admits “what a difference this has made” in her life.
Dr. Garg is one of the most experienced physicians in the field of Regenerative Medicine. He has performed hundreds of PRP and adult stem cell injections over the past 10 years. He works with professional and amateur athletes from different sports to treat their sports injuries with stem cell and PRP injections and to increase their performance with his health and wellness program. His clients include a former number-one PGA-Tour golfer, several NFL players, many tennis and baseball athletes and athletes from other various sports.
And if you are considering a knee, hip or other joint surgery for your sports injury, arthritis or for back and joint pain - then you need to learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures stack up against those risky Orthopedic surgeries.
Call us today at 1-888-434-6841 and find out if these procedures are an option for you.
|Dr. Garg is an expert in these procedures and is one of the few physicians in this country helping patients with this exciting Regenerative medicine using your own stem cells and PRP. Non-surgical, office-based SmartChoice® Joint Procedures provide ALTERNATIVES to invasive and costly joint replacements and other orthopedic surgeries.|