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Stem Cell Therapy: A Promising Treatment For Knee Conditions

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Footballer with a knee injuryApproximately one in five adults suffers from knee pain due to a number of causes. Knee osteoarthritis is a wear and tear condition most common in people who are over the age of 55, and is the most common cause chronic pain.

People suffering from this condition may benefit from a stem cell therapy for knees.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

The body keeps a reserve of stem cells in the marrow cavity of the bones. These cells are simple to harvest for therapeutic purposes. A special needle is inserted into the bone through the guidance of ultrasound or x-ray to extract marrow blood. The blood withdrawn will be processed and purified in a laboratory in order to get a concentrated sample of stem cells that will be used to treat your condition or injury. The doctor will then inject the extracted stem cells into the injured site, so it could start regenerating damaged tissues.

Common Knee Conditions Treated

Some of the most common conditions and injuries that can be treated with a stem cell therapy include.

Osteoarthritis
Sprains or tears in the MCL, ACL, PL, or LCL
Patellofemoral Syndrome
Baker's cyst
Patellar tendonitis
Cartilage damage

Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

A stem cell injection is a non-invasive alternative procedure that can be completed in just one day. This means no lengthy and painful rehabilitation period is required. In fact, most patients are able to return to their normal activities after the procedure without problems with mobility and range-of-motion. They are also less susceptible to infections and blood clots, which are common risks associated with surgeries.

Stem cell therapy treats a wide variety of conditions that are not only related to knee conditions and injuries. There is still ongoing research regarding stem cell therapy and the future looks bright for this treatment and the patients. Clearly, doctors will not waste their time on something that hasn't shown any promise or progress.