Stem Cell & PRP Treatments for Knee Meniscus TearsReceive a Regenexx® Patient Info Packet by Email
The last option anyone should consider for treating a meniscus injury is the surgical removal of all or some of this important structure. In the majority of cases, regenerative stem cell therapy or platelet procedures (along with physical therapy) are a better option.
Meniscus Procedure Outcome Data
Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome DataView Knee Meniscus Procedure Outcome Data
This Regenexx bone marrow derived stem cell treatment outcome data analysis is part of the Regenexx data download of patients who were tracked in the Regenexx advanced patient registry following treatment for Meniscus Tears.
Types of Meniscus Tears We Treat
Your Meniscus Tear & Why Regenexx Procedures Are Likely Your Best Option
What is the Meniscus?
The Meniscus is both the shock absorber of the knee joint and the spacer that protects the cartilage which covers the top of the femur and the tibia bone. It does this by distributing the force equally across the joint. The meniscus is made of living fibro-cartilage tissue. Each knee has two menisci, a medial meniscus which is closer to the inside of the body, and a lateral meniscus which is closer to the outside of the body. The medial meniscus is more easily injured than the lateral one for biomechanical reasons.
Why Stem Cell Therapy May Be Your Best Option
Knee meniscus tears are one of the most common knee injuries we treat. Stem Cell treatment of meniscus tears offers patients a minimally invasive same-day injection procedure that may help heal the injured tissue and allow the individual to avoid the painful and lengthy recovery that typically follows surgery, as well as the long term impact to the knee as a result of removing sections of meniscus. Regenexx uses the healing power of your own stem cells and platelets to help heal this tissue, rather than remove it.
Why Not Fix the Meniscus Surgically?
More than 90% of the time meniscus surgery does not “repair” the meniscus, but rather removes the torn pieces. Given its shock absorbing function, less shock absorber means more shock gets delivered to the cartilage and bone. After a while, this living tissue reacts and cartilage is lost and the knee begins to form new bone spurs. Studies have calculated increased force versus the amount of meniscus removed and its profound negative consequences to the long term function and stability of the knee. In addition, papers have confirmed that removing parts of the meniscus results in knee arthritis. Most remarkably, recent research has shown that meniscus surgery, on average, is no more effective than physical therapy in its positive effects, however physical therapy has no negative impact. Despite this, millions of meniscectomies are still performed every year.
How Regenexx Procedures Work
Stem Cell Treatments
Same Day Stem Cell Protocol
Adult stem cells are the cells from your own body which can restore themselves and transform into other cells (modify). They exist inside all of us in different tissues, collected to spring into action for repairing damage when it occurs. As we grow old or have significant injuries, we might not be able to obtain plenty of these stem cells to the site to completely repair the affected area. Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures aid the process of overcoming this problem through the extraction of stem cells from an abundant area and then concentrating these cells by reinjecting them into the affected area to allow the body naturally heal. The Patented Stem Cell Procedures at RegenOrthoSport can be used for a broad array of conditions and are the medium of choice for arthritis, injuries, and other conditions that might be more vital than what may be employed with our Platelet Lysate Procedures or Platelet Rich Plasma.
Blood Platelet Treatments
Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma & Advanced Platelet Lysate Procedures
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet Lysate Injection Treatments include healing growth components from your blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself. The use of PRP to improve joint, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes. Platelet injection treatments are useful because they have a stimulating impact on the stem cells in the targeted area, which makes these stem cells operate harder to heal the damaged tissues. Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are extra refined and concentrated than those generated by the automated machines used at most of the regenerative medicine polyclinics. Platelet procedures are generally used for mild arthritis, soft tissue injuries, and spine conditions.