Heal Your Meniscus Tear Non-Surgically
Meniscus tears usually do not need invasive knee surgery. A surgical procedure for the knee is risky and can leave one with life-long complications and immobility. If at all possible, it is much better to treat a meniscus tear non-surgically.
More than 90% of meniscus surgeries does not repair the meniscus but rather removes the torn pieces. One of the primary functions of the meniscus is it’s shock absorbing function and with less ability to absorb the shock of daily movement, more shock is delivered to the cartilage and bone.
In time, this living tissue will react, cartilage is lost, and the knee begins to form painful bone spurs. Remarkably, research has indicated that meniscus surgery on average is no more effective than physical therapy in its positive results but physical therapy has no negative impact unlike surgery. Still, physical therapy is rarely enough to help a significant meniscus heal quickly.
Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Benjamin Bieber, M.D. applies non-surgical Stem Cell Therapy to rapidly accelerate the recovery process of a meniscus tear. Stem Cells are everywhere in a person’s body and act as “neutral” cells able to transform into many types of tissue. They are one of the foundations of cellular regeneration and new cell birth. Unfortunately, when it comes to severe injuries, there often aren’t enough stem cells in the area to help the body make a full repair and therefore, people are left with stiffness, pain, and disability.
Because of modern medicine, it is possible to apply a new “batch” of stem cells to the knee stimulating new and sustained repair of the meniscus. The new stem cells applied to the knee transform into healthy meniscus tissue and replace damaged tissue accelerating the repair of the injury.
Dr. Bieber derives these stem cells from the patient’s own fat tissue or bone marrow and then the stem cells are immediately injected into the knee using an imaging guidance system that allows Dr. Bieber to see inside the knee and the optimum place to administer the stem cells.
Many professional athletes are turning to Stem Cell Therapy for meniscus tears as an alternative to surgery and stem cell treatment allows the athletes to heal quickly and get back to play without the many months of rehabilitation required with surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy has a high success rate in repairing meniscus tears. Call (212) 268-8181 and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bieber.