Knee injuries are one of the most common problems we treat with Regenerative Orthopedic knee treatments at OrthoRegen, and that’s important because the knee joint is one of the most crucial joints in the body, not to mention that knee function is vital to involvement in 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 femur and tibia are connected by the four main ligaments 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 also two forms of cartilage in the knee, including articular cartilage, which protects the ends of both bones and the back of the patella allowing for smooth movement. The meniscus is another type of cartilage, which consists of two semicircular discs providing cushioning and support for the bones. Our knees are extremely vulnerable to injury in one or a combination of these elements. In the case of a knee injury, we recommend our Regenerative Orthopedic knee treatments to strengthen and repair damaged tissue, ligaments, and tendons, to get you back quickly to the activities you love.
Regenerative Orthopedics are innovative therapies that treat the knee by stimulating the immune system to repair damaged tissue. Prolotherapy is one type of regenerative treatment that is effective for knee injuries. “Prolo” comes from the word proliferate, and Prolotherapy then describes the therapy which boosts the proliferation of fibroblastic cells that stimulate the growth of the ligaments and tendons. The proliferation of the fibroblasts encourages new, strong, tissue to be formed. Why is this important? Because this new tissue is exactly what is needed to repair ligament, tendon, and meniscus injuries.
In some cases of knee injury, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be recommended. The blood platelets in Platelet Rich Plasma contain potent growth factors necessary to begin tissue repair and regeneration at the injury site. Certain injuries will require more potent means for healing and regeneration. Concentrated platelets contain large reservoirs of growth factors that have the potential to greatly accelerate the normal healing process, naturally.
The use of concentrated growth factors is considered by many to be an exciting and new cutting edge therapy that can stimulate tissue repair, and regenerate weakened torn or damaged ligaments, tendons, and the menisci of the knee joint.
Receive 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 for 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 in the sport of Triathlon. In 2019, he completed his 11th Ironman Triathlon, in Cozumel, Mexico. It is his experience as an athlete that 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.
Contact us to see if you are a candidate for Regenerative Orthopedics or need a second opinion for a recommended surgery. Our goal is to help you improve your health, recover quickly and get back to doing what you love to do!
Some of the most common knee pain conditions and injuries we treat with comprehensive Prolotherapy are: