*Results may vary due to a variety of factors
Treatment for Knee Conditions
“Get back on your feet and out and about, in no time”
Of all bodily ailments, nothing is more painful and crippling than persistent knee pain. Your knees are made up of ligaments, bone, fluid and cartilage. The tendons and muscles work in harmony to make the knee joint move and help you walk. Thus, any damage to the ligaments, cartilage or bone by way of injury or disease (such as osteoarthritis), can cause severe pain and difficulty walking.
At KC Wellness Center, we offer a range of alternate therapeutic procedures to help alleviate knee pain without relying on complex surgical procedures or medication. Combining platelet-rich plasma and stem cell research, we offer non-surgical procedures that can substantially improve knee function for some conditions. Here’s what we offer:
According to a report in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, PRP therapy has great potential for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. About 73% of the patients treated with the PRP therapy showed delay in the progress of osteoarthritis and did not need total knee replacement.
This treatment is non-invasive and harnesses your body’s natural healing potential to combat knee problems. Our team of qualified and experienced physicians are able to extract a sample of your blood. The blood sample is then processed thereby separating the serum portion of the blood from the blood platelets which contains the healing factors and growth factors which are necessary for tissue regeneration within the body.
Using modern centrifuging techniques, the platelet-rich plasma yield is increased exponentially. The resulting solution rich in growth factors is then injected directly into the affected area in and around the knee. The PRP or stem cells go to work immediately repairing the damaged knee joint.
Why Use Stem Cells and PRP?
Stem cell transplant and PRP are two of the safest and most advanced approaches for treating a wide variety of injuries and diseases within the human body. With the stem cell approach, the stem cells that promote musculoskeletal healing (mainly cartilage, tendons and bones), are harvested using either bone marrow, or fat cells. They are extracted, processed and injected into the affected area to facilitate healing and tissue regeneration.
Both of these non-surgical treatment options are very effective for some conditions. Administration of PRP or stem cells only takes a matter of minutes and visible improvement in the knee joint and reduction in pain can be observed within the first few days.
Patients recovering from meniscus tears are able to quickly recover when injected with PRP, compared to the lengthy and exhaustive period of post-surgical rehabilitation. PRP and stem cell patients are more likely to exhibit greater mobility and experience less knee pain than surgical patients. Furthermore, the treatment requires extracting cells from the patient’s body and reinserting them into another part of the body - rendering it safe, reliable and free from contagious infections.
The Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Arthritis Index is one of the most reliable means of measuring the effectiveness of an alternate therapeutic course for arthritis-related pain management.
On a pain scale, called the Visual Analog Scale, PRP and Stem cell-based treatments revealed several interesting facts regarding knee treatment. Patients treated with PRP for knee conditions reported:
- 56% reduction in pain within the first six months of administration
- 60% reduction in pain within the first year of treatment
- Improvement in functional scores by 24% per annum
- Improvement in Daily Living Scores by 46% within first six months
- Improvement in Daily Living Scores by 56% within the first year
In the United States, arthritis leads to joint stiffness, knee pain and muscular impairment in over 27 million Americans. Contact KC Wellness Center today for a free consultation to find out if our alternate therapies can help you with your knee condition.
AS WITH ANY MEDICATION OR MEDICAL TREATMENT, RESULTS MAY VARY FROM INDIVIDUAL TO INDIVIDUAL