The knee joint is one of the most crucial joints in the body, and knee function is vital to carrying out everyday activities.
The knee joint is in the middle of the leg and connects upwards to the femur (thigh bone) and downwards to the tibia (shin bone). The patella or kneecap sits to the front of these bones.
The four main ligaments connect the femur and tibia at the knee: the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL and PCL, found deep within the knee joint) and the medial (MCL) and lateral (LCL) collateral ligaments (on either side of the joint).
There are other essential structures in the knee, including articular cartilage. The cartilage protects the ends of both bones and the back of the patella, allowing for smooth movement.
The meniscus is another knee structure. It consists of two semicircular discs providing cushioning and support for the bones.
Our knees are incredibly vulnerable to injury. Any of these structures, or a combination of them, can be involved when the knee is injured. And when knee injuries do occur, we recommend Regenerative Orthopedic knee treatments to strengthen and repair the damaged tissue, ligaments, tendons, and other structures and get you back quickly to the activities you love.
Regenerative Orthopedics are innovative therapies that treat the knee by stimulating the body’s healing cascade to repair damaged tissue.
Prolotherapy is one type of regenerative treatment that is effective for knee injuries. “Prolo” comes from the word proliferate. Therefore, Prolotherapy then describes the therapy which boosts the proliferation of fibroblastic cells that stimulate the growth of the soft tissue, such as the ligaments and tendons. The proliferation of the fibroblasts encourages the formation of new, robust tissue. Why is this important? Because this process is precisely what is needed to repair ligament, tendon, and meniscus injuries.
The clinician may recommend platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in some knee injury cases. The blood platelets in Platelet Rich Plasma contain potent growth factors necessary to begin tissue repair and regeneration at the injury site. Specific injuries will require more potent means for healing and regeneration. And when necessary, these concentrated platelets provide that means because they contain large reservoirs of growth factors. Plus, they have the potential to significantly accelerate the normal healing process, naturally.
Stem Cell Treatments for joints are an excellent alternative for people who have been told they need joint replacement surgery. At OrthoRegen®, we utilize the Gold Standard in Stem Cell Treatments. The treatment is an effective non-surgical alternative that has a great chance of helping you to Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery.
These Regenerative Orthopedic treatments are exciting and new cutting-edge therapies that can stimulate knee repair by regenerating weakened, torn, or damaged ligaments, tendons, and the menisci of the knee joint.
Don’t wait! Contact us soon, so you can avoid surgery too, by receiving non-surgical treatment for your knee injuries with comprehensive Regenerative Orthopedics at OrthoRegen®.
Peter A. Fields, MD, DC, and our staff at OrthoRegen® offer traditional Dextrose Prolotherapy knee treatment, as well as PRP Prolotherapy and Stem Cell Prolotherapy. To see if you are a candidate for one of our Regenerative Orthopedic treatments or a second opinion for a recommended surgery, contact us for a consultation, OrthoRegen®, 310-453-1234.
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Peter A. Fields, MD, DC is The Athletic Doc®. For over 25 years, Dr. Fields has been active as a triathlete and has completed numerous Ironman competitions. His experience as an athlete allows him to understand the demands on the physical body, the potential for injury, and the passion of the athlete to get back to participating in the sport they love.
Our goal at OrthoRegen® is to help you improve your health, recover quickly, and get back to doing what you love to do!