Knee pain is a very common complaint. pain can result from sports injuries, normal activities of daily living, walking , and overuse which can lead to chronic knee pain. Chronic knee pain can negatively impact job and athletic performance. In severe cases, chronic knee pain can limit ability to perform some activities of daily living such as walking, bending, squatting, twisting and turning. The incidence of knee arthritis is increasing profoundly and is being seen more in the younger population. When symptoms become debilitating and fail to improve despite all conservative treatment, knee replacement is often inevitable.
Stem Cell Research and Knee Injuries
The North Texas Stem Cell Treatment Center offers a protocol for painful knee conditions that harnesses the beneficial properties of adult stem cells. We harvest the patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue derived stem cells – the richest source of adult stem cells- during an outpatient procedure that takes about three hours under local anesthesia, These cells are then returned or deployed back into the patient’s body via injection or intravenous infusion.
This promising approach to regenerative medicine is the subject of a growing body of stem cell research, as discussed in Science News: “Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth.”
Our center is committed to quality care for our patients with painful shoulder conditions. We are also committed to stem cell research for the advancement of regenerative medicine. We are proud to be part of the only Investigational Review Board (IRB)-based stem cell treatment network in the United States that utilizes fat-transfer surgical technology. We have an array of ongoing IRB-approved protocols, and we provide care for patients with a wide variety of disorders that may be treated with adult stem cell-based regenerative therapy. Not all knee injuries respond to stem cell therapy, and each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this regenerative process.