Knee arthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Americans. There are several alternatives to knee surgery such as injection of cartilage substitutes or steroids. Steroid injection is not favored as a viable long term therapy since the steroids actually damage local tissues over time. Certain types of problems from knee pain including significant meniscal and ligamentous injuries may not be amenable to regenerative therapy. It is important to evaluate each individual case to assess likelihood of success with attempting regenerative therapy. Our Cell Surgical Network(CSN) has developed a degenerative knee disease protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). The protocol uses PRP autologous platelet rich plasma to optimize the effects of the SVF. The deployment protocol performed under local anesthesia is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately 3 hours.
Stem cell deployment is a welcome solution for degenerative joint disease, especially arthritis of the knee. Stem cells function by melding with cells of the tissue that they join and replicating into fully formed healthy cells. Apart from repairing the damage with new cells, stem cells produce growth factors and cytokines that are anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory, modifying immunity, reducing pain, reversing degeneration, and effecting repair. By injecting these cells into joints, it becomes possible to repair the damaged cartilage, reduce stiffness, and increase mobility and functionality.
Knee Pain – Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
At Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center(GCSC&RMC,) we have pioneered the incorporation of Extracorporeal Pressure Activation Technology (EPAT) into our protocol of stem cell deployment. This breakthrough modality, first pioneered by STORZ of Germany and Switzerland in 1980 to fragment kidney stones, causes mechanical-chemical transduction, which activates dormant local stem cells and repair processes, producing various active substances. These include substance P that alleviates pain and other complex molecules that activate the healing cascade and attracts more of the deployed stem cells to the site of injury or disease.
We care about our Knee patients at the GCSC&RMC and take pride in the time that our dedicated physicians provide to our patients to deploy the best protocols to help our patients achieve their goals. By filling out the Contact Form to the right, we will answer the questions and concerns you may have about GCSC&RMC protocols for knee pain.