The CDC estimates that nearly 78 million U.S. adults will have some degree of doctor-diagnosed arthritis by 2040, many of whom will experience the post-traumatic arthritis known as osteoarthritis (OA). While OA can afflict any joint, this degenerative disease is particularly common in the knee – our body’s largest joint.
OA of the knee, which progresses in stages, can affect your ability to run, climb and even walk without pain – everyday activities that may have once seemed effortless can become challenging. So, how do you deal with OA? Many people turn to surgery.
While surgery is accepted as a common path to pain relief, not all patients see successful results. In fact, approximately 20% of patients still experience chronic pain after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to literature published by The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery. Also, despite advancements in surgical techniques and materials, implants won’t last forever; surfaces are apt to wear down or loosen over time presenting the possibility of an additional surgery for replacement or realignment.
Not sure you want to undergo invasive surgery? From physical therapy to acupuncture, there are a variety of alternative options. However, if you’re looking for a remedy that will address and solve chronic knee pain, versus a temporary fix, stem cells are an avenue to consider.
Stem cells are intended to help your body heal injured tissue as opposed to masking injury symptoms like pain and discomfort. Our unique mesenchymal stem cells activate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms for cellular/tissue regeneration and repair. In short, chronic knee pain can be healed instead of temporarily masked via surgery.
Curious to hear from patients who have opted for stem cells in lieu of knee surgery? Great news: we currently have over 56 cases to reference. That’s right – 56 patients have cancelled their knee replacement surgeries after choosing stem cells.
Take Maureen Hill of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts for example. Maureen suffered from arthritis in both knees and had a TKA scheduled. Only six weeks after stem cells, she reported no pain in either of her knees. Roland Tremblay of Epping, New Hampshire shared a similar experience: Roland had debilitating pain in his right knee, to the point where he couldn’t walk without the assistance of crutches. Only three days after stem cells, Roland could walk, move and even play basketball without crutches.
Check out more success stories by visiting the patient resources section of our site.