The knee is the largest joint in the body and therefore can suffer from a range of injuries both traumatic and inflammatory. Knee pain and injuries can be treated by stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment.
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The most common knee injuries include fractures, dislocations and sprains and tears of soft tissues such as ligaments. Knee pain can also be caused by arthritis. Osteoarthritis which is also called degenerative arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis and occurs when the cartilage in the knee deteriorates with use and age. This wear and tear can be medial (inside of the knee) or lateral (outside of the knee).
Treatment for knee conditions such as osteoarthritis is usually initially aimed at relieving the pain and involves anti-inflammatory medicines and physiotherapy. This may be followed by a series of corticosteroid injections. The next step may be an arthroscopy and if the condition continues you may require knee replacement surgery.
Knee stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment can delay or avoid the need for knee surgery. The treatments are minimally invasive, can decrease inflammation, stop the progression of arthritic damage and repair joint cartilage. The recovery time is also much shorter than with surgery.
Please watch our short video below about Father Edgar who has had a new lease of life after suffering from osteoarthritis in both knees for over 10 years.
Knee conditions which can be treated with Lipogems® and PRP therapy include: