Regenerative Cellular Treatment for Meniscus Tear
It is common among people of all age groups to have knee pain. If you have been experiencing such knee pain for a prolonged period, it is important for you to get it examined. Hence, to avoid any complications and to make sure you are not having any tear in the meniscus part, you must consult your doctor.
Surgery is not the only method to treat a torn meniscus. There is an alternate method in our Stem Cells Clinic to heal tears of a meniscus part. Before we get more information about this wonderful regenerative cellular treatment, let us understand the causes and symptoms of the torn meniscus.
Causes of a torn meniscus
A tear of a meniscus is a very common knee pain among many people. Meniscus damage can happen to any person regardless of his age or gender, or activity. The risk of developing this condition is more among athletes, who play contact sports.
The knee joint is the most complicated joint in our body. Tendons, ligaments, and bones (tibia, patella, femur, and fibula) together play a very important role in forming the knee joint. All these parts together provide strength to the knee.
The menisci are formed of two C-shaped lamellae. The lamellae act as a cushion and help in stabilizing the joint. The menisci help to deepen the surfaces of the medical tibial head for articulation. A person can have a tear in his meniscus region either partially or fully.
On the basis of the seriousness of the injury, the knee pain can be severe or moderate. Hence, if appropriate treatment is not given and it is neglected, the knee pain can hinder your routine activities. Besides, if this tear is left untreated, it can cause other major knee issues.
Signs and Symptoms
During the initial stages, the damage may not be so severe. As a routine activity, you can walk or run without much discomfort. But slowly it’ll lead to unbearable pain and discomfort.
Some of the other symptoms are:
- Clicking sensation
- A problem in straightening and bending the knee
- Aggravated joint pain on applying pressure
- Locked knee
Conventional treatment of meniscus tear
Initially, the doctor will administer R.I.C.E. formula to treat your torn meniscus. The R.I.C.E. formula comprises of:
- Rest: The patient is made to give adequate rest to the affected knee.
- Ice: The ice is wrapped up in a cloth and is applied to the affected knee at equal intervals.
- Compression: A bandage is tied around the affected knee and pressure is applied to control the inflammation.
- Elevation: The affected knee is elevated to avoid swelling.
In spite of trying all of them, there is no relief from the pain. Hence, the doctor will prescribe the patient non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain relief.
Furthermore, the doctor may administer corticosteroid injections. But all these methods can give you only momentary relief. The conventional treatment will also have plenty of side effects.
Hence, if there is no improvement from all these methods, the doctor will advise you to go in for surgery as an alternative. Surgical treatment will always be followed by a significant complication and a prolonged rehabilitation period.
Regenerative cellular treatments for Meniscus tear
Therefore, before going in for surgery it is always better to see if there is any non-surgical alternative method to prevent the tearing of the meniscus from becoming worse.
Here is regenerative cellular therapy that can be a good alternative to surgery.
In this form of treatment, a patient’s own cells are used to heal, regenerate, or regrow the damaged tissues in a natural and quick method. Moreover, regenerative cellular treatment has multiple benefits.
The benefits include:
- This therapy involves minimally invasive, same-day procedures with a very less recovery period.
- In this method, there is no need for general anesthesia or post-operative pain medication. You’ll be conscious during the entire procedure.
- As your own body cells are injected in this method, there won’t be the risk of any allergy or rejection.
Hence, by opting for regenerative cell treatment, you can reduce the need for surgery, steroid injection, and medication.
For more information about the regenerative cell treatment for meniscus tear, you can refer to the website http://www.stemcells.com.
At Stem Cells Clinic, we use prolotherapy, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, mesenchymal cell therapy, and stromal vascular fraction therapy. Not only regenerative treatment but our experts may also offer physical therapy for better outcomes.