Non-Surgical Knee Treatment
Traumatic knee injuries occur everyday as well as knee surgery. Many doctors instantly recommend surgery as a fix all problem for moderate to severe knee injuries but as a Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation physician for over thirty years, I can tell you that there is a non-surgical approach to healing complex knee injuries.
These non-surgical treatments can accelerate the recovery and alleviate the pain of acl, mcl, lcl tears, Chondromalacia Patellae, tendinitis, and advanced bone on bone arthritis.
Dr. Benjamin Bieber applies Cell Therapy, also known as Regenerative Medicine, which uses the body’s own healing properties to direct further healing of traumatic injuries. Including in Cell Therapy is PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy applies the use of stem cells directing them toward a knee injury. Stem Cells are taken from the patients own body, either from fat tissue or bone marrow, and then immediately injected in the damaged area of the knee using ultrasound guided technology.
Stem Cells are neutral cells responsible for repairing muscle, ligament, and tendon damage in the body among other activities. Once a body part is damaged, the brain signals stem cells to transform into the type of bodily tissue the body needs to heal the damage. One problem is that with a traumatic knee injury, there aren’t enough stem cells to fully heal damaged tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
By adding a boost of stem cells with a simple injection technique, Dr. Bieber promotes further healing that repairs and restores damaged cells. It is possible to use stem cells to heal the knee enough so that only physical therapy is then required to help the knee get back to it’s full strength and has had many patients accomplish this goal. A knee stem cell treatment is a safe and effective alternative to surgery.
PRP works in much of the same way but applies platelets taken from the patient’s own blood. Platelet contain over 30 growth factors to repair and restore damaged tissue. Many athletes are using PRP right after an injury to avoid surgery.
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The main point is that there is a non-surgical approach to treating knee injuries. You may not need surgery! This is why it is important to first have a consultation with Dr. Bieber to see if Cell Therapy will help heal your knee without the use of an invasive and risky surgical procedure.
Call (212) 268-8181 and schedule your consultation today!
By Benjamin Bieber