Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of knee pain, inhibiting the lives of approximately 250 million people worldwide. Over the last two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in knee osteoarthritis prevalence in the U.S., causing 14 million people in the U.S. to suffer from this disease.
The standard treatment for knee pain caused by osteoarthritis is total knee replacement surgery. A total knee replacement surgery will cost a patient between $7,200 – $12,015, even with insurance. Not only is total knee replacement surgery an expensive treatment option, but it is also a temporary treatment for a long-term problem. Unfortunately in most cases, patients will need a second knee replacement surgery.
It is no wonder many patients are turning to Stem Cell Therapy as an alternate treatment option to find relief for their arthritic pain. Patients with knee pain are turning to Stem cell therapy treatment for several reasons. Let’s explore the many benefits of this that have shown great success in helping knee pain patients achieve relief.
1. Stem Cell Therapy Helps Patients Live A Better Quality of Life
Our knees are the most weight-bearing joints in the body. Because of this, patients who experience chronic knee pain often experience a lack of mobility which ultimately leads to other severe health issues, including:
- Cardio Pulmonary Disease
Unlike traditional medicine, which only masks knee pain symptoms caused by osteoarthritis, stem cell therapy injections promote regeneration of cartilage and tissue within the damaged joint. Not only does this treat the pain and inflammation caused by Osteoarthritis, but it also prevents the joints from becoming damaged again in the future.
2. There Is A High Success Rate When Done Properly
Patients who receive Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Injections experience a high success rate of 90% when administered correctly. While this is a promising statistic for treating knee pain and discomfort caused by knee osteoarthritis, multiple factors come into play to reach this success. Stem cells must be:
- Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
- Cryogenically frozen for preservation in an FDA- registered and regulated lab
- Administered under ultrasound guidance in a sterile environment
- Accelerated by Hyaluronic Acid and exosomes
3. They Are Safe and Have No Recovery Time
Stem Cell Therapy is one of the safest treatment options for treating knee pain caused by osteoarthritis. It is a noninvasive treatment option with minimal downtime and side effects. Unlike patients who receive total knee replacement surgery, which has a recovery time of 6-12 months, with this noninvasive alternative treatment option, patients can be up and doing their daily activities after injections. Patients can return to their daily routine and activities right after an injection.
The results of these injections can last decades for most patients. Approximately 1.2 million Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are estimated to be replicated in the damaged joints every 24 hours, while they continue to regenerate for an entire year.
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