24 Nov Stem Cell Therapy For Meniscus Tear
Different joints and bony areas in the body include cartilages that resist compressive forces and provide protective support to joints for flexibility. In the knee, the meniscus serves these purposes, acting as a shock absorber of the knee joints. Their position in the body and functions make meniscus tear one of the most common knee injuries and one that can also be addressed by stem cell therapy.
What Is Meniscus Tear
A torn meniscus is a common knee injury that results from a forceful twist or rotation in the knee. Injuries to the knee are so common owing to the fact that they are the weight-bearing joints in the body. As such, little unnatural pressure on them can result in injury or damage.
In the case of a meniscus tear, this injury is prevalent among athletes and can happen when a sudden twist instantly changes the knee’s position. Some common activities that can cause a meniscus tear include a sudden turn, standing up quickly, or deep squatting. Older people are susceptible to a meniscus tear as the aging process weakens the cartilage.
In rare cases, degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis can cause meniscus injury or damage. This makes regenerative medicine an advanced treatment alternative to surgery for meniscus care. There are different symptoms of a torn meniscus, including;
- A popping sensation
- Swelling or stiffness in the knee
- Pain, especially when twisting or rotating the knee
- Struggle standing up or completely extending the knee
- Locked or weak knee
Stem Cell Therapy For Torn Meniscus
Before now, surgery has been the predominant treatment method for a meniscus tear. Yet, the destructive nature of surgeries, especially in critical areas such as the knee joint, brought the need for a safer alternative. In line with this, stem cells are an effective alternative to surgical procedures for knee conditions such as a torn meniscus.
Stem cells’ regenerative capabilities improve the body’s natural healing and regenerative process on injured cartilage tissues. It is a minimally invasive procedure compared to surgeries that often result in risks of complications.
For the procedure, stem cells are obtained from the bone marrow and centrifuged to acquire the concentration required to treat the torn meniscus. The concentrated stem cells are injected directly into the injured knee and begin repairing the tissues and restoring the knee’s normal function.
Occasionally, stem cell therapy is combined with other regenerative treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy. This combination further helps enhance the healing process and foster quicker tissue regeneration.
Benefits Of Stem Cell Therapy For Knee Meniscus
There are numerous benefits of stem cell therapy as a treatment method for a torn meniscus. Unlike surgery that aims to remove torn pieces of the meniscus, stem cells completely repair the torn meniscus and foster regeneration of the damaged tissues. Stem cells’ ability to divide and transform into different cell types ensures the body’s natural healing capacity is enabled.
With stem cell therapy, patients need not worry about procedural pains and a lengthy recovery as the tissues heal naturally. R3 Stem Cell can assist you in recovering from a meniscus tear with stem cell therapy. Contact us today for more information.