Do You Have a Meniscus Injury? If you have been diagnosed with a meniscus injury and think surgery is your only option, get another opinion. Removal of meniscus through surgical intervention can cause you permanent side effects. Find out first if you are a candidate for regenerative stem cell therapy in conjunction with targeted physical therapy. Rather than removal of meniscus tissue, use your own stem cells to heal the tear.
How Do Meniscus Tears Occur?
Menisci can tear in a multitude of ways. Tears are classified by how they look, as well as the location of the tear in the meniscus. Common tears include bucket handle, flap, and radial. Sports-related meniscus tears commonly occur in conjunction with other knee injuries, like anterior cruciate ligament tears.
Common Symptoms of Meniscus Injuries
Often, when a meniscus tear occurs you will hear an audible “pop”. Some mistakenly think that their injury isn’t serious because they can still walk on the injured knee. Athletes will often continue playing with a tear, but soon your knee will not allow this very easily. Injured knees will often stiffen and become swollen within two to three days following a tear.
Not sure if you have a serious knee injury? Here are some common symptoms associated with meniscus injuries:
- Stiffness and swelling
- Catching or locking of your knee
- The sensation of your knee “giving way”
- You are not able to move your knee through its full range of motion
Delaying treatment can have serious consequences. Pieces of meniscus may come loose and drift into the joint causing your knee to slip, pop, or lock.
How Do You Treat Meniscus Tears with Stem Cell Therapy?
“Cell therapy may improve long-term outcomes of partial and total meniscectomy and allow for a broader indication of repair for both traumatic as well as degenerative meniscus tears,” reports the NIH.
The stem cells used in Meniscus Stem Cell Therapy are adult stem cells from your own body that can renew themselves and turn into other cells. These adult stem cells reside in all of us and work to repair cells, tissues and bone when they are damaged.
Serious injuries, or advancing age can limit the amount of stem cells we have to treat an injury. Stem cell therapy boosts your supply of stem cells by first, removing stem cells from an area where they are in abundance, creating a robust supply and injecting them into your area of injury for natural, accelerated healing.
The following meniscal injuries respond well with stem cell therapy: medial meniscus tears, meniscus flap tears, bucket handle meniscus tears, and complex degenerative meniscus tears.
Are You A Candidate for Meniscal Regeneration with Stem Cell Therapy?