Standing, walking, and various activities demand a lot from your knees. When you have chronic pain in your knees, it can limit your lifestyle and keep you from doing the things you enjoy. This pain is often rooted in damage to the soft tissues and even the bones that form your knee joint as the result of an injury or years of wear and tear with conditions like osteoarthritis.
The most viable treatment option for you will depend on the location and extent of damage in your knee. For certain cases, these options include regenerative medicine therapy to promote natural healing or a knee resurfacing procedure.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections for the Knee
We as physicians and scientists are just starting to understand the potential power of regenerative medicine, a treatment modality that is complementary to your own body’s healing process. Within the field of regenerative medicine, mesenchymal stem cell injections are an exciting new treatment option for a variety of orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
As many of us can attest to, our bodies gradually lose the ability to repair itself as efficiently and completely as it once did. Mesenchymal stem cells and amniotic products supplement your body’s natural repair and regenerative capacities.
We all agree that avoiding a major surgery should always be a goal of your treatment plan. Unfortunately, there are times when we have exhausted an otherwise thorough treatment regimen with therapy, bracing, steroid, and lubricant injections. Although surgery can sometimes seem like the only remaining option in the conventional treatment menu, we are now able to explore the option of regenerative medicine.
Our body utilizes more than just mesenchymal stem cells in its recovery and regeneration processes. We require multiple cell types and proteins to work together in concert to achieve a regenerative response.
The regenerative products that we use at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are the latest generation in regenerative technology with cells and tissue sourced from the plentiful Wharton’s Jelly layer of the umbilical cord and amniotic tissue from healthy, full-term donors. These extremely potent and biologically rich sources of cells and growth factors are the key to driving the most robust regenerative process in your body.
We are happy to visit with you in the office and look at your individual needs to develop a treatment plan that works best for your particular situation.
With knee resurfacing, we are able to preserve the great majority of your knee tissue. This includes preservation of the posterior cruciate ligament and the collateral ligaments to give your resurfaced knee the most natural feel possible postoperatively. Only minimal bone removal is necessary to complete the knee resurfacing procedure.
Postoperative therapy begins immediately after surgery with walking. Full weight bearing is allowed the day of surgery. We are fortunate to be able to provide the knee resurfacing at the number one rated hospital in the United States for this type of procedure, The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.
We expect that after your knee resurfacing, you will generally be able to avoid further surgery in that knee for 20 to 30 years.
We invite you to visit with us in the office to see what we can accomplish together to help resolve your knee pain on a more permanent basis.
Aspen Orthopedic Specialists Delivers Excellence Every Step of the Way
With years of training and experience in the surgical and nonsurgical care of the knee, Dr. James Wood, Dr. Jeffrey Larson, Dr. Ryan Kehoe, Dr. Jonathon Printz, and Dr. Justin Peterson are board-certified or board-eligible orthopedic surgeons who specialize in regenerative medicine therapy and knee resurfacing. Whatever option is right for you, our specialists have the expertise to develop the treatment plan you need and help you return to living the life you love.
Schedule an in-office appointment with one of our specialists at our Brookfield, New Berlin, or Wheaton Franciscan New Berlin location by calling (262) 395-4141 or by requesting an appointment online.