“You will need a knee replacement in several years” – the ominous prediction of the surgeon.
Whether you are still in your youth, but have had a severe injury, or you are into your golden years suffering from years of wear and tear, there are other treatments that should be considered before having a knee replacement.
Sure, some people have a knee that is so severe that surgery really is the only viable option. But what about everyone else?
At Carolina Orthobiologics Center we provide or help with all of the following:
Weight Loss and Exercise including Tai Chi
Heel wedges and bracing
Working with a Physical Therapist
Medications and Cortisone injections
Joint fluid or hyaluronic acid injections
Regenerative Medicine injections
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) An injection of the platelets containing growth factors that are separated from the person’s own blood. This treatment has been shown to slow the degenerative process of arthritis and provide better and longer lasting relief than the joint fluid or hyaluronic acid injections.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells – An injection of the stem cells and growth factors that are removed from a person’s pelvis bone. This procedure has been found to provide years of relief in people with moderate-severe knee arthritis and meniscus pain. One study demonstrated that when used after meniscus surgery bone marrow stem cells helped reduce pain and repair the knee tissue. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24430407
Let us know if you would like to schedule a consultation today to discuss any and all of these non-surgical options.