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Chondromalacia Patellae

"The stem cells have made me more comfortable, quite a lot more comfortable, both in my ankles and my knees." – Marion

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Experience Counts - Located in Jacksonville, Florida, we are the leader in Adult Stem Cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Procedures. We have performed these procedures for more than ten years with over 90 % results and ZERO side effects.

Top Stem Cell Center in the World: Unique Proven Clinical Protocols, over ten years of experience and hundreds of satisfied patients is why people from around the world come to us for their adult stem cell and Platelet-Rich Plasma Procedures. 

FIVE reasons you need to know before you decide. You will see why people around the world choose us over other Clinics.

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1. Gene and Cellular tests to evaluate your stem cell functions.

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2. Use BOTH Bone Marrow and Fat Stem Cells, along with PRP.

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3. Process Your Stem Cells with safety and use no dangerous chemicals like collagenase.

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4. Use Dynamic Ultrasound Guided Injections for Precision and safety (and NOT use X-Rays that can damage your cells).

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5. Improve body functions with proprietary Hormones and Supplements, so you get the best possible clinical outcome.

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Symptoms of chondromalacia patella are similar to that of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Pain at the front of the knee especially over and around the kneecap or patella. Pain is often worse when walking downstairs or after sitting for long periods, known as movie-goers knee or theater knee. A grinding or clicking feeling called cerpitus can be felt when bending and straightening the knee. Swelling may be seen in the knee joint.

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These treatments are already extensively used by people with sports injuries and orthopedic conditions, for faster recovery times and better results.


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Chondromalacia patella results from damage to the cartilage which covers the back of the patella or kneecap. This smooth hard cartilage is known as hyaline cartilage or articular cartilage and its purpose is to allow smooth movement of the patella over the femur or thigh bone in the knee.

What causes it? 

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The cause of Chondramalacia patella can be either acute from a sudden impact or from a long standing overuse injury. Acute injuries normally occur when the front of the knee cap suffers an impact, such as falling directly onto it, or being hit from the front. This results is small tears or roughening of the cartilage. In overuse cases, the cause of the damage is usually repetitive rubbing of part of the cartilage against the underlying bone.

 

Chondromalacia patellae is common in young athletes who are often otherwise injury free. Its incidence is also highest in women due to their higher Q angle. It is also more common in those who have experienced previous traumatic knee injuries such as fractures and dislocations.

Chondromalacia patellae is often confused with PatelloFemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) as it is often a result of PFPS. However, they can both occur separately.

PRP and Stem Cell Procedures can help repair Chondromalacia.

Chondromalacia patella is a condition that has been shown to respond very favorably to our regenerative techniques. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy stimulates the growth of articulate cartilage and strengthens the supporting ligaments and tendons, which keep the joints properly aligned and thus protect the cartilage from damage caused by friction.

Researchers in the Netherlands evaluated the outcome of patients with patellar tendinopathy treated with platelet-rich plasma injections (PRP) and if certain characteristics, such as activity level or previous treatment affected the results. What they found was: “After PRP treatment, patients with patellar tendinopathy showed a statistically significant improvement. In addition, these improvements can also be considered clinically meaningful.”(6)

Most impressive is new research using bone marrow stem cells. In a recent published study that followed eight mid-20s aged athletes with chronic patellar tendon degeneration, researchers took bone marrow cells from the patient’s hip bones and injected them into the damaged knee. These patients were then followed for FIVE years to measure the long-term results of the treatment.

Here were the published results: “At 5-year follow-up, statistically significant improvement was seen for most clinical scores. Seven of eight patients said they would have the procedure again if they had the same problem in the opposite knee and were completely satisfied with the procedure. Seven of 8 patients thought that the results of the procedure were excellent. According to our results, (bone marrow stem cells should be) considered as a potential therapy for those patients with chronic patellar tendinopathy refractory to nonoperative treatments.” (7)

Patients coping with sports injuries, tendon strains, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries, arthritis 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.

As alternatives to the joint surgery, SmartChoice® Procedures may help alleviate joint pain, arthritis and other sports injuries 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.

Dr. Garg has experience working with professional and amateur athletes from different sports to increase their performance with this unique and individualized health and wellness program. He has worked with professional athletes like former number one PGA Tour Golfer, several NFL players, many Tennis and baseball athletes and athletes from various other sports.

And if you are considering a knee, hip or other joint surgery for your sports injury, you might want to learn about how the adult stem cells and PRP procedures stack up against these risky Orthopedic surgeries.

Call us today and find out if these procedures are an option for you.

REFERENCES:

1.Harris JD, Brophy RH, Siston RA, Flanigan DC. Treatment of chondral defects in the athlete’s knee. Arthroscopy. 2010 Jun;26(6):841-52.

2. Dixit S, DiFiori JP, Burton M, Mines B. Management of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jan 15;75(2):194-202.

3. (Reeves KD, Hassanein K. Randomized prospective double-blind placebo-controlled study of dextrose prolotherapy for knee osteoarthritis with or without ACL laxity. Altern There Health Med 2000 Mar;6(2):68-74, 77-80.)

4. Kon E, Buda R, Filardo G, Di Martino A, Timoncini A, Canacchi A, Fornasari PM, Giannini S, Marcacci M. Platelet-rich plasma: intra-articular knee injections produced favorable results on degenerative cartilage lesions. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2010; 18(4):472-479.

5. Emadedin M, Aghdami N, Taghiyar L, Fazeli R, Moghadasali R, Jahangir S, Farjad R, Baghaban Eslaminejad M. Intra-articular injection of autologous mesenchymal stem cells in six patients with knee osteoarthritis. Arch Iran Med. 2012 Jul;15(7):422-8.

6. Gosens T, Den Oudsten BL, Fievez E, van ‘t Spijker P, Fievez A. Pain and activity levels before and after platelet-rich plasma injection treatment of patellar tendinopathy: a prospective cohort study and the influence of previous treatments.Int Orthop. 2012 Apr 27. [Epub ahead of print]

7. Pascual-Garrido C,et al. Treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy with autologous bone marrow stem cells: a 5-year-followup. Stem Cells Int. 2012;2012:953510. doi: 10.1155/2012/953510. Epub 2011 Dec 18.

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