I am a single mother of two with a very demanding career, who was told I would be disabled due to my knee and back injuries. So thanks is really not enough for what Dr. Garg and his team have done for me.I was able to stop living in pain and start a better future with Dr. Garg and his staff.
The SmartChoice® Joint Procedures offer non-surgical, stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures for the patients who are suffering from knee pain or may be facing knee surgery or total knee replacement from tendon, ligament or bone injuries, arthritis and other medical conditions.
At SmartChoice® Stem Cell Institute, we are leading non-surgical specialist for chronic knee pain and injuries from :
- Osteoarthritis / Bone on bone
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Patelofemoral syndrome
- Meniscus Injury
- Runner’s Knee
- Baker’s cyst
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Medial plica syndrome
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Tendonitis or Tendinopathy
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sprain or tear
- Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) sprain or tear
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) sprain or tear
- Patellar Tendonitis/Tendinosis
- Pes anersine Bursitis
- Quadriceps strain or tear
If you have an injury to the knee meniscus, cartilage, ACL or MCL ligaments, or if you have chronic knee pain due to osteoarthritis (which is also known as “degenerative joint disease” or “wear and tear” arthritis of the knee), or due to other medical conditions, you may be a candidate for our SmartChoice® Joint Procedures.
These SmartChoice® Joint Procedures may provide a simple, out-patient, natural alternatives to many patients so as to avoid the costly and risky orthopedic surgeries that also require long recovery periods.
The knee is the joint where the bones of the upper leg meet the bones of the lower leg, allowing hinge-like movement while providing stability and strength to support the weight of the body. Flexibility, strength, and stability are needed for standing and for motions like walking, running, crouching, jumping, and turning.
The knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking.
The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling.Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking. This can have a big impact on your life.
Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common sports injuries. Treatment of knee problems depends on the cause.
Traditional options for patients suffering from the knee or hip injury, arthritis or pain include arthroscopic joint surgery, total knee or hip joint replacement. Besides the cost and the risks of those orthopedic surgeries, several months of rehabilitation is usually needed after the surgeries.
For many patients these intense orthopedic surgeries may not be an option due to their younger age especially considering the fact that we are living longer and more active lifestyle and the Joint Replacement may not last for more than 10 to 15 years. Also, the injuries may not be serious enough to require any surgery.
As an alternative to the knee and hip (and other joints) surgery or replacement, SmartChoice® Joint Procedures may help alleviate joint pain, arthritis and other medical conditions that caused it with a simple office injection procedure. We encourage the patients to walk the same day and most experience almost no downtime after our procedures whatsoever.
And if you are considering a knee, hip or other joint replacement, you might want to learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures stack up against these risky Orthopedic surgeries.
Traditionally – a Total joint replacement of the hip or knee is often considered to be a accepted approach to treatment for patients suffering from significant arthritis or injury in their knee and hip joints. Over the years, due to aging baby-boomers and active lifestyle causing more sports injuries, these procedures have become more common. It has now become something that almost seems inevitable for us as we age.
But what about an alternative that could be just as successful as joint replacement and may be a better option for many of the patients before even considering joint replacement. And, all of this with significantly lower risk and cost.
When comparing two options - a treatment that involves simply an injection of your own natural cells in an outpatient setting may be significantly more attractive option for many patients than undergoing risky orthopedic surgery and replacing your entire joint with artificial material.
We play a key role in this cutting-edge stem cell medical field. While many types of stem cells are currently used in orthopedic healing, the most common are mesenchymal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells to help regenerate tissue and rebuild cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Because it is now possible to induce pluripotency in cells that have not come from embryos, the controversial use of embryonic stem cells has fallen on the way side and in the favor of the accessible cells found within the patient’s own body.
Patients coping with arthritis, sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries and more, will be comforted to know that surgery is not the only option of treatment available to them. Faster healing as well as improved functionality both are possible with innovative, cutting- edge adult stem cell and PRP procedures.
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