A Step-By-Step Guide to Stem Cell Therapy for Knees
By: Edward G. Loniewski, DO, FACOS, FAOAO
In order to truly understand stem cell therapy, it is important to have a basic understanding of the procedure, how the cells are delivered to the damaged areas of the body receiving treatment, and who makes a great candidate for therapy. The following sections will help to spotlight the most significant portions of stem cells treatment, while providing basic answers in an easy-to-understand way.
What Knee Conditions Can Stem Cells Treat?
Adult autologous bone marrow derived stem cell therapy (meaning, stem cells taken from your own bone marrow) and/or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used to treat a variety of conditions related to the knee joint.
These conditions include:
- Fractures or breaks in the bone
- Cartilage injury
Every patient and knee is unique, and not everyone responds to treatment in the exact same way. For this reason, a proper evaluation and consultation consisting of a thorough physical exam and evaluation is first conducted, in addition to studies such as X-rays and MRI’s. Only then can an honest opinion can be given in regards to finding the best option for a patient’s condition. We offer one of the only true comprehensive health evaluation as well as a customized treatment combinations to optimize your outcomes.
What Is the Procedure Like?
The process of delivering stem cells to the knee joint is more efficient and painless than many patients may think. To learn more about the process of stem cell delivery, how long treatment takes and the best way to manage pain, click here.
The Importance of Credibility
Because adult autologous bone marrow derived stem cell therapy does not only provide stem cells but important plasma proteins and growth factors as well, this therapy can be used for a variety of conditions. However, as we take the time to educate our patients, we prefer to focus our discussion on studies of specific conditions evaluated in peer reviewed published studies.
‘Peer reviewed’ is a term referring to research which fellow physicians and expert researchers have critically reviewed and commented on in order to ensure that sound scientific methods were used to conduct the study in question. This method also ensures that any personal or industry bias has been reduced as much as possible.
If you are interested in a personal one-on one evaluation by Dr. Loniewski, please call 810-299-8552 for an appointment or you can fill out a request form.