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Stem Cell Therapy for a Meniscus Tear

 

Stem cell therapy for a meniscus tear is an increasingly popular alternative to knee surgery for patients suffering from pain and loss of function due to meniscus injury.  Stem cell are particularly effective at treating injuries to joints with low blood flow such as the knee.  Since the knee joints receives little blood flow, they struggle to repair themselves naturally.  We give nature a boost by delivering stem cells and platelet rich plasma harvested directly from the patient to the injured meniscus.  Continue reading to learn more about stem cell therapy and how we are using modern technology and the power of the human body to treat torn meniscus of the knee without surgery.

Meniscus Injury

Stem Cell Therapy for Meniscus Tears

The menisci are the rubbery, C-shaped discs that provides a cushion for the knee.Acute meniscal tears occur in people of all ages, especially athletes and other active people who suffer a traumatic injury. Degenerative meniscus tears usually occur in adults ages 65 and older due to wear and tear.

Many patients suffering from a torn meniscus pursue knee surgery as a treatment option.  At Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we prefer stem cell therapy for torn meniscus  as an alternative to knee surgery.  Please continue reading and learn how the healing power of stem cells and platelet rich plasma can treat your torn meniscus and help you avoid surgery.

Statistics

According to the National Institutes of Health, about 61 in 100,000 people will experience an "acute tear" of the medial or lateral meniscus of the knee. About 60 percent of people ages 65 and older are likely to develop an "degenerative tear" of the meniscus.

Causes

The most likely cause of a meniscus tear is a quick, uncontrolled twisting or turning of the knee while the foot is planted and the knee is bent. This often occurs during sports activities.

Symptoms

  • A minor meniscus tear tends to result in slight pain and swelling that subsides after two or three weeks.
  • A moderate tear can cause pain at the side or center of the knee as the swelling worsens over two or three days. Walking may be possible, but movement, including the bending of the knee may be limited. The pain may decrease within a couple of weeks but could reappear with re-injury or overuse. The pain may continue to come and go for years if left untreated.
  • Severe tears may lead to pieces of meniscus tissue to enter the joint space, causing the knee to pop or lock in addition to pain and swelling. Straightening the knee may become difficult or impossible. The knee may give way without warning.

Diagnosis

A doctor first is likely to ask how and when the injury occurred, check the range of motion and the stability of the knee. An X-ray can confirm internal damage. An orthopedic surgeon may want to conduct further testing, including an MRI to locate the tear.

Traditional treatments

Treatment of a meniscus tear depends on several factors, including the type of tear, its location and its seriousness.

  • Treatment often starts with a non-steroidal over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.
  • Some people are able to get their symptoms under control with the use of ice and wrapping of the knee and keeping the leg propped up on a pillow.
  • Some individuals may benefit from physical therapy.
  • In cases involving larger outer tears, surgery may be necessary to repair or remove part of the meniscus.

Stem cell therapy for Meniscus Tear: A Meniscus Surgery Alternative

Stem cell therapy for a meniscus tear offers an effective, non-surgical solution for patients suffering from the pain and loss of function associated with a torn meniscus.  Stem cells are the natural repairman of the human body and have remarkable regenerative powers. Our specialized treatments for a torn meniscus harness the power of stem cells and platelet rich plasma in order to give nature a hand in healing your torn meniscus naturally.  This meniscus treatment stands in contrast to many knee injections which only mask the symptoms.  we prefer to addresses the underlying cause and allow the damaged knee to regenerate cartilage if possible.  This meniscus treatment is increasingly popular with patients facing a complicated and costly knee surgery.  The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.  

You can can review our stem cell therapy section and learn more about how the procedure treats joint conditions including meniscal tears.  If you are experiencing pain or loss of movement caused by a meniscus injury and are seeking an alternative to meniscus surgery you can contact us by filling out a form, or call Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine today at 1-800-249-7017 to schedule an appointment.

Stem Cell Therapy for Meniscus Tears.  We offer treatments for patients residing in Florida's (Miami-Dade County), Miami, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Miami Beach, Homestead, North Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Key Biscayne, Opa-Locka, Florida City, (Broward County), Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach, Davie, Coral Springs, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Sunrise, (Collier County), Marco Island, Naples, (Palm Beach County), West Palm Beach, Bota Raton, Boyton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Greenacres, lake Worth, Royal Palm Beach