Arthritic knee pain is an epidemic radically affecting the daily lives of many adults. It’s no surprise that some adults are turning to total knee replacement surgery as the answer to pain management.

While knee replacement surgery may be the right option for some knee pain patients, it is crucial to consider what other options you have. Before resorting to knee replacement surgery as the answer for chronic arthritic knee pain, it is crucial to consider the following:

1. Knee replacement surgery offers little to no guarantee of increased movement or decreased pain 

Many people turn to knee replacement surgery to solve their arthritic knee pain, however there is no guarantee that your pain will disappear after knee replacement surgery. Although the majority of knee replacement patients experience relief from surgery, some knee replacement patients noted that they experienced even more pain after knee replacement surgery. What was once sought after to be the solution for knee pain may be causing an influx of more chronic pain.

2. Not a long term solution to arthritic knee pain

Knee replacement surgery is a temporary fix for a long-term problem.  Depending on the patient’s age, they will most likely need additional surgical procedures years down the road. Younger patients may require a knee revision, an additional operation in which the original prosthetic implant needs to be removed and replaced with another implant.

In many cases, a knee replacement patient will need an additional procedure to clean up the surrounding bone surface and reattach implants several years after being put in. It’s not uncommon for some patients to require an entirely new replacement of one or both knee implants in their lifetime.

3. Knee replacement surgery comes with many risks and complications

Major surgery comes with risks, and knee replacement surgery is no different. Although it’s standard to give antibiotics during the procedure, an infection may still arise in a small number of knee replacement patients.

Other risks include:

  • Blood Clots
  • Loosening of knee joints
  • Increased pain

4. Regenerative Medicine Therapy can be an alternative to invasive surgery

While knee replacement surgery may be a temporary solution, the long-term problem is never fully resolved. Many knee patients don’t fully understand that the joint tissue and fluids need to be regenerated for the knee to heal fully.

At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, we pinpoint the root of the problem, healing our patients from the inside out. We work to regenerate the damaged joint tissue to both repair and prevent the joints from degenerating in the future. We offer our patients Stem Cell and Hyaluronic Acid Injection Therapy to treat and prevent pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis of the knee.

5. Stem Cell Therapy can be used to treat chronic arthritic knee pain

Stem Cell Therapy treatment is a highly effective, nonintrusive way of treating and preventing arthritic knee pain and inflammation. It’s important to note that not all stem cell therapy treatment is equal, and there are specific factors that will determine the success rate of stem cell therapy treatment for knee pain.

Three crucial factors of stem cell therapy treatment

  1. The Stem Cells used in treatment must be FDA-approved Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells. When administered correctly, Human Umbilical Stem cell injections have a high success rate in treating arthritic knee pain.
  1. In addition, injections more effective when administered using ultrasound technology guidance to ensure accuracy and efficiency. At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, our stem cell therapy patients receive injections administered with ultrasound guidance. 
  1. Hyaluronic Acid injections have been proven to speed up the process of joint degeneration.

At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, we use human umbilical cord stem cell therapy to treat and prevent knee pain. This form of regenerative therapy is an excellent treatment option with long-lasting effects.

Find out if regenerative medicine is right for you.

Knee degeneration is a natural part of life, but thanks to regenerative medicine therapy, it doesn’t have to control how we live. At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, we value that every one of our patients is different. We offer a risk-free screening to each prospective patient to assess if Regenerative Medicine therapy is right for them. 

Stop by our office or give us a call today to determine if Regenerative Medicine is right for you!

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