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Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee

 

Stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis of the knee is an effective non-surgical treatment option for patients suffering from chronic knee pain and loss of functionality due to the condition. Stem cell therapy is particularly effective at treating joint conditions where the damaged area receives little or no blood flow.  Since stem cells and platelet rich plasma fail to reach the damaged tissue in these areas, the natural healing process is impeded.   Our rheumatoid arthritis treatments leverage modern technology and the human body by harvesting these cells from the patient and delivering concentrated doses directly to the arthritic knee.  Continue reading and learn more about how stem cell therapy can help treat knee arthritis and provide an alternative to knee replacement surgery.

Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee

 

Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee, also known as RA, typically affects each side of the body equally, meaning both knees are likely to be affected. RA, which affects more women than men, often presents initial symptoms between ages 25 and 55.  The painful degenerative knee condition often limits mobility and the quality of life for patients who suffer from it.  At Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine we perform stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis of the knee in an attempt to regenerate damaged cartilage and avoid knee surgery.  Continue reading and learn how stem cells and platelet rich plasma are providing a non-surgical alternative to knee surgery and other treatments for RA of the knee.

Causes

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissue, in this instance, the knee.

Symptoms

Some individuals will experience long periods of remission in which they appear unaffected by RA. Here are symptoms associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis:

  • Stiffness: This is characterized by a limited range of motion, especially in the morning. It may take an hour or longer to loosen the knees.
  • Swelling: Fluid entering the knees may cause it to become stiff.
  • Pain: Inflammation inside the knee may cause damage that leads it to feel tender.
  • Redness and warmth.
Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diagnosis

  • Lab tests: These may include the rheumatoid factor test, which measures a specific antibody in the blood, or the anti-CCP antibody test.
  • X-ray: This helps confirm the diagnosis and give a sense of the damage caused by RA.
  • Ultrasound or MRI: This helps further confirm and pinpoint RA.

Traditional treatments

Because RA is a systemic disease, it usually requires lifelong monitoring and treatment. Among the treatments used are:

  • Pain medications: Treatment often starts with over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers.
  • Corticosteroids: Potentially damaging inflammation caused by RA may be best controlled with corticosteroids.
  • Biologic agents: These medications help block a specific step in the inflammation process.
  • Physical therapy: Sometimes medications aren’t enough to stop the physical changes caused by RA.
  • Surgery: Depending on the severity of the disease, there are several surgical options, including synovectomy, or removal of the lining of the joint; fusion of the joint; or total knee replacement.

Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Rheumatoid arthritis:  An Alternative to Knee Surgery

Stem cell therapy for knee rheumatoid arthritis offers an effective, non-surgical solution for patients suffering from the chronic pain and immobility associated with the knee condition.  Stem cells are the repairman of the human body and have shown a remarkable ability to heal damaged tissue.  Since the knee joint receives far lower levels of blood flow than other parts of the body, knee joint have a more difficult time healing from damage or fighting off disease.  We utilize modern technology to harvest these healing properties from the patient and deliver them to the affected knee joint.   The knee treatment is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia.  Patients often pursue this knee treatment as an alternative to toal knee surgery in an effort to avoid or delay the pain and cost of the procedure.

You can learn more about how we treat rheumatoid arthritis of the knee in our stem cell therapy section.  If you experience pain or loss of movement caused by rheumatoid arthritis of the knee and are interested in stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery to treat you knee condition, contact Florida Center for Regenerative Medicine today at 1-800-249-7017 to schedule an appointment or you can contact us by filling out a form and a patient coordinator will get back to you..

Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Knee. 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