Stem cell and PRP therapy is a revolutionary treatment for joint pain, especially the pain caused by knee osteoarthritis. Board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Colin Poole, MD, AAOS, ABOS, at Poole Joint Replacement in Meridian, Idaho, offers this noninvasive, cutting-edge procedure to men and women who have pain in their knees as an alternative to joint replacement surgery. Call to learn more about how stem cell therapy may help you delay the need to head to the operating room.
Your body is built to repair damage to itself. In some cases, however, due to the site or severity of your injury or a reduction in these abilities with age, your body can’t keep up with the damage that is done.
Stem Cell treatments use your body’s natural healing agents to repair or mitigate damage by concentrating and focusing them at the exact site of your injury. This approach allows for natural, efficacious healing delaying the need for surgery.
Stem cells are cells that can turn into other types of cells and can also orchestrate a repair response. As such, they work as your body’s primary means of repairing damage. There are different types of stem cells, but for treating orthopedic injuries, the only one with demonstrated efficacy is mesenchymal stem cells (MSC).
Based on extensive experience, the most effective MSCs are derived from bone marrow and Amniotic tissue. These cells can turn into bone, cartilage, muscle, tendons, or ligaments. These stem cells are then injected using precise image guidance into the precise area of your injury to rebuild, repair, or mitigate the effects of damaged tissue.
Dr. Poole is uniquely positioned to advise and offer you the most appropriate treatment modality for your joint problems.
Stem cell therapy gives patients relief from pain and helps you get back to the activity you love. Stem cell therapy is relatively simple and requires no sutures, incisions, or blood loss. There’s no need for general anesthesia, and recovery is much easier than from surgical interventions.
If you have pain in your knees and mild to moderate degeneration of the joint, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy. Dr. Poole performs a thorough physical exam and will review your x-rays and your specific symptoms before recommending stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy is usually offered as a treatment when alternatives, such as physical therapy, pain medications, and joint injections, fail to offer relief. Stem cell therapy may also be offered as a complement to joint replacement surgery; it can foster faster, more effective healing.
If you’re not sure you’re ready for joint surgery, but need an answer to hip and knee pain, call Poole Joint Replacement to learn about stem cell therapy.