Alternatives to Knee Replacement Surgery for Osteoarthritis
Can Knee Surgery Reduce Pain?
Numerous studies2 evaluating the results of common orthopedic knee surgeries have shown that these procedures generally don’t work unless the patient is younger than 40 years of age. Even then, successful outcomes are not guaranteed. If this is new information to you, you are not alone. A lot of people don’t know that surgery isn’t always the solution. Read on to learn more about our regenerative medicine alternatives to knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis.
Treat Knee Osteoarthritis Without Surgery
Regenexx procedures are non-surgical treatments that use your body’s own healing agents to treat knee arthritis and injuries. Our patients benefit from reduced pain and improved function, helping them avoid surgery and knee replacement.Am I a candidate?
Regenexx Knee OA Patient Outcomes
Our stem cell protocol is supported by more than a decade of experience, published research, and patient outcomes. We maintain an active national patient registry to track patients’ progress or side effects post-procedure. On average, Regenexx knee osteoarthritis patients report:
- A 47% decrease in joint pain after one month3
- Regaining up to 75% optimal function4
- That their joints feel 37% better after one month5
Before and After Knee OA MRI Images
Below are the outcomes of two patients who had Regenexx procedures done for knee osteoarthritis. Scroll the arrow to the right to see the MRI of the knee joint before the Regenexx treatment — the white/ lighter area indicates damage. Scroll to the left to see the MRI of the knee joint after the Regenexx treatment.
Patient 1 MRI: 51 years old
Patient 2 MRI: 46 years old
Patient 1: The patient was unable to return to many activities after unsuccessful microfracture surgery. As a result, underwent percutaneous, autologous, mesenchymal stem cell implant, after which they were able to return to their daily activities.
Patient 2: The patient had unsuccessful arthroscopic debridement surgery, where a large 3 cm. by 4 cm. osteochondral defect on the medial femur was discovered. The patient was then treated with percutaneously implanted autologous mesenchymal stem cells 1.5 years after surgery. The patient was able to return to full functional activities.
How stem cell and PRP procedures can help treat your knee arthritis injury.
Join Chris Centeno, M.D., founder of Regenexx, to learn about how Regenexx stem cell and platelet procedures can treat your knee arthritis injury.Register for the webinar
The Knee Owner’s Manual
How to Avoid Game Changing, Invasive Knee Surgeries and Stay Active as You Age
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