Non Surgical Regenerative Therapy for Knee Joint
What is regenerative therapy?
This procedure helps in regeneration of degenerated cartilages which has occurred due to aging, obesity, trauma
In which conditions this procedure is used?
Patients with osteoarthritis, tendinosis, partial muscle tear.
What are the types of regenerative therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy are two modes of regenerative therapy
What is platelet-rich plasma?
Patients blood is taken out and processed which will lead to the formation of plasma which is rich in growth factors. These growth factors will lead to a generation of degenerated structures.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are the mother cells from which new cells are formed. Bone marrow aspirate is taken and processed to form stem cell. These stem cells are injected in the area of degeneration.
Which is better among the two?
Among the two, a stem cell is the mother cell so is more efficacious in regeneration. The only disadvantage of m cell is it is more expensive and more invasive procedure compared to PRP therapy.
How is the procedure done?
The procedure is done in operation theatre under local anesthesia. The affected part identified using ultrasonography and fluoroscopy and the growth factor is injected.
What are the post-procedure recommendations?
Physiotherapy is to be started immediately after the procedure to achieve maximum response.