Making Meniscus Tissue Better with Stem Cells

By /


The function of the meniscus is to act as a shock absorber and protect the cartilage.  Imaging the meniscus on MRI is difficult.  On traditional MRI images it generally shows up as a dark triangle shape.  However, accessing it’s composition on traditional MRI images is difficult at best.  As a result, we have moved to using ultra high field MRI T2 maps to better characterize the quality of the meniscus tissue.  This method has been used in the research for years to access the quality of knee cartilage. This MRI is a case in point.  This T2 map is on SK’s lateral meniscus (SK was the subject of yesterday’s post).  The parameters of the post-processing have been changed to show dense fibrous tissue (such as ligament and good quality meniscus tissue) as dark.  You can see above that before the stem cells are used, his lateral meniscus (broken dark and green triangle in the two “BEFORE” slices above, surrounded by the dashed white circle) has less dark area (good quality dense meniscus tissue) than the “AFTER” images above (which have more dark areas).  This may be another explanation why his knee is 100% better after the stem cell re-implant.  We have seen other MRI changes in meniscus tissue after stem cell knee injections. Many man hours have been spent trying to figure out how to surgically transplant donor or artificial meniscus tissue into the knee, as the restoration of this tissue as a shock absorber could do wonders to reduce knee pain and protect remaining cartilage.  Could it be as easy as a few Regenexx-C procedure knee injections? Not sure, but this data is encouraging.

This patient was treated with the Regenexx-C (cultured stem cell injections)

Get health and wellness information from a trusted source.

By submitting the form, you are agreeing that you read and consent to our Privacy Policy. We may also contact you via email, phone, and other electronic means to communicate information about our products and services. We do not sell, or share your information to third party vendors.

Category: Knee, Regenexx-C

Is Regenexx Right For You?

Request a free Regenexx Info Packet


Learn about the #1 Stem Cell & Platelet Procedures for treating arthritis, common joint injuries & spine pain.

Join a Webinar


Get fresh updates and insights from Regenexx delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to the Blog


9035 Wadsworth Pkwy #1000
Westminster, CO 80021


Copyright © Regenexx 2020. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy

*DISCLAIMER: Like all medical procedures, Regenexx® Procedures have a success and failure rate. Patient reviews and testimonials on this site should not be interpreted as a statement on the effectiveness of our treatments for anyone else.

Providers listed on the Regenexx website are for informational purposes only and are not a recommendation from Regenexx for a specific provider or a guarantee of the outcome of any treatment you receive.