Stem Cells Offer Alternative to Knee Surgery
The stem cells therapy is used to treat a variety of illnesses and one of the primary conditions that it can sure be knee disorders. The procedure is used to cure diseases such as osteoarthritis, augmented PCL or ACL reconstruction, partial meniscal and partial ligament tears ACL and PCL. Thus, patients suffering from these conditions do not necessarily have to undergo surgery treatments as they can have a stem cell procedure performed on them. The process entails extracting stem cells from the patients’ bone marrow, growing it in the lab and then re-injecting into their knee area to help regenerate new cells and reduces the pain. The method is mostly recommended due to the grave complications associated with invasive surgery. However, not all patients with these knee problems are eligible for a stem cell procedure. Therefore, a physician’s opinion should be sought so that he can give consent or suggest another alternative. The doctor will be able to carry out the necessary tests together with an MRI and x-rays to ascertain the most appropriate treatment for every patient. It is also important to note that the success of the procedure relies on the patient body’s response to the therapy and the seriousness of the condition. Overall, however, the stem cell therapy has proven to be more efficient than knee surgery.