Stem Cell Therapy for Knees and Other Joints Affected by Chronic Pain – An Innovative Treatment Option in Freehold, NJ
Stem cell therapy can be effective for easing pain in knees and other joints. The orthopedic specialists at New Jersey Joints in Freehold, NJ, may recommend this advanced type of regenerative medicine for treating pain associated with osteoarthritis and other “wear-and-tear” joint damage. In the past, these conditions were treated mainly through physical therapy, medications, injections, or surgery. Stem cell therapy is a groundbreaking alternative that takes advantage of the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The stem cell therapy we perform at our office in Freehold, New Jersey, involves a process known as autologous transplantation. This means that the stem cells used in a procedure are derived only from a patient’s own blood or bone marrow. We process the harvested stem cells on site, then inject them directly into a damaged joint using highly precise, fluoroscopic guidance. Since the stem cells are collected from a patient’s own body, they do not present a risk of:
- Disease transmission
- An inappropriate immune system response
In most cases, stem cell therapy is completed on an outpatient basis during a single appointment. While individual results can vary, some patients begin to see knee function improvement within one week after a stem cell treatment session. This is important because stem cell therapy can help some patients delay or avoid the need for knee replacement surgery.
At New Jersey Joints, our patients are the focus of all that we do. Our goal is to keep them as active as possible by providing effective orthopedic solutions for joint injuries and conditions. Our philosophy is to first try all appropriate nonsurgical treatment methods that have the potential to effectively reduce pain and enhance mobility. In this way, we help our patients avoid unnecessary surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about stem cell therapy for knees and other joints, contact us to schedule a personal consultation at our office in Freehold, NJ. We can provide all of the information you need to make fully informed health care decisions.