You may have been told that knee replacement surgery is the only option available to you for the management of severe arthritis, or to handle the joint pain you are subjected to every day. Before settling for knee replacement, however, you should explore other options that may give you what you need with less risk, downtime, and cost.
It may be worth considering regenerative medicine as an alternative before opting for joint replacement. Even experienced surgeons and hospitals have complications with invasive surgery like a joint replacement. The rehabilitation time can stretch into months…. a cost not often considered when making a surgical decision. Regenerative medicine has been making some truly astonishing progress in the orthopedic world recently because the injections are in office, low risk, and low cost compared to joint replacement surgery. If your goal is pain relief and better joint function, you should consider your safest and least invasive options first! Clinical research on Regenerative Medicine injections like platelet-rich plasma or bone marrow concentrate show that these injections can reduce pain and improve joint function and health, along with a whole host of other potentially beneficial effects…all done in the office with essentially no down time!
A better approach
Regenerative medicine now offers a ray of hope to people who previously were given no other option for joint pain relief and dysfunction other than surgery. Every year, approximately 600,000 knee replacements are performed in this country. Many of these patients could go for years or longer WITHOUT knee replacement if they only had the option of regenerative medicine injections. Although not all patients may be able to completely avoid a joint replacement, we believe that treating patients before severe arthritis has developed will allow many patients to avoid joint replacement entirely.
Where to seek regenerative medicine
One of the foremost centers for regenerative medicine in this country is Texas Orthobiologics. The founder, Dr. Don Buford, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and regenerative medicine expert. He is the current President of the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation. He is uniquely positioned to give patients a completely unbiased opinion on their best orthopedic treatment options. Contact Texas Orthobiologics today to find out if you are a good candidate for regenerative medicine and set up an initial consultation with Dr. Buford via telemedicine or in person!