Diagnosis and treatment of knee osteoarthritis

It used to be that if a doctor told you, “I’m recommending arthroscopic surgery to clean up your knee” or “You need a total knee replacement,” you had just two choices: surgery or painkillers. With the advent of “biomedicine” (blood and stem cell therapies and injections), the choices have changed dramatically. From this point of

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Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for knee osteoarthritis

Understanding Platelet Rich Plasma injections for knee osteoarthritis PRP treatments involve collecting a small amount of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the red cells. The collected platelets are then injected back into the injured area to stimulate healing and regeneration. The platelets contain healing agents, or “growth

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Anti-inflammatory medication side-effects – accelerated knee osteoarthritis

As we see more patients looking for alternatives to knee surgery and many of those people are being pain managed with anti-inflammatory medications or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications) and painkillers, one question they all seem to have is: “What are these medications doing to my knees?” The simple answer is, according to published research, they

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Biological knee replacement – Meniscal allograft transplantation – microfracture knee surgery

Biological knee replacement or knee reconstruction is a more recent term to describe the surgical procedure of combined meniscal allograft transplantation and surgical cartilage repair. It is recommended to patients with painful, meniscus-deficient knees and full-thickness cartilage damage. In the research we will examine below, some surgeons are questioning the value of these procedures. Also

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Can stem cell therapy repair and regenerate cartilage inside your knee

Stem cell therapy works in a multi-factorial way. Stem cells repair, stem cells regenerate, and stem cells communicate. Communication is one of the key but less understood functions of stem cell therapy. In this communication aspect, newly introduced stem cells (those introduced in stem cell therapy injections) can mobilize stem cells already in your knee

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