Today, one in 3,000 people worldwide experience ACL tears and knee injuries. Typically, they are most common to athletes and those who are active. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament, or ACL, is the ligament that connects the upper leg bone, or the femur, to the lower leg bone, the tibia. Its purpose is to stabilize the knee as it connects. Below is information about how stem cell therapy works as ACL injury treatment.
In 2017, the FDA approved the use of stem cells to treat injuries, including ACL tears and other knee damage. Stem cell treatment is not new, but up until now, it has mainly been used in surgeries by professional surgeons. The ACL injury treatment was proven to be so successful that chiropractors are now using the injections to treat joint issues.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a minimally-invasive ACL injury treatment. The cells are injected into the area that needs treatment. At our office, we harvest stem cells from the bone marrow, fat, organs, or tissues of the client. This helps to ensure that there are no adverse reactions to the injections. They simply mirror the cells in the environment where they are injected, and then, continue to multiply for a few months.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cells therapy is not for every injury, but for ACL injuries, the results have been very successful. To find out if you would make a good candidate for this ACL injury treatment, schedule a consultation with the doctor to discuss the procedure and the results you want to obtain. He or she will take an x-ray and be able to determine immediately if your ACL tear would benefit from stem cell therapy. Adequate ligament or tissue must be available within the joint in order for the stem cells to reproduce the original substance.
This is another good reason to see if the doctor uses the embryonic and locational stem cells. Some doctors will follow the injection with cold laser and physical therapy to strengthen the surrounding muscles and tissue, and within three months, most of the cell multiplication will be complete. The client should be feeling much relief; the multiplication will continue. There is little to no downtime associated with this treatment, but every individual is different.
Stem cell therapy at Phoenix Regenerative Medicine in Phoenix, AZ is an incredibly effective alternative to surgery or knee replacements. If you would like more about ACL injury treatment, contact our office today to schedule your consultation!