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Can You Use Stem Cells To Repair Knee Cartilage
It's Possible: Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more
It's Possible: Check out Regenexx.Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any implants or substances that are injected into a knee cartilage after a meniscus tear repair surgery? Mine feels weak under pressure..
No: No there is not. It does take time for complete healing so give it 3-6 weeks after surgery to achieve a complete recovery. ...Read more
See details: Do you have a problem already? If there is no issue then i would not worry. If you already have a knee problem then avoid stress to the knee such as running and opt for non weight bearing exercises. There are 2 europeon studies that suggest glucosamine may help reduce the risk of progressive osteoarthritic damage in knees. ...Read more
Multiple: There are many options, including arthroscopic drilling; cartilage harvesting, groth, and then implantation; visco supplementation; braces and osteo roomies to " offload" the area, joint resurfacing, etc. Don't hesitate to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss which option would be best for you. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Steroids decrease inflammation and therefore help to decrease pain associated with injury or surgery. While a steroid injection or oral steroids may help decrease symptoms, they will not restore cartilage or reverse/prevent arthritis. Nonetheless, they can be helpful if used judiciously to "jumpstart" your recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the causes of knee cartilage ulcer, if I do not treat this problem what will happen to my knee in the future? Manu thanks
Clinical data important: We would need more to go on this. An ulcer could be due to injury or degenerative arthritis or even postinflammatory. How is this diagnosed? Who told you there was an ulcer? What kind of testing did you have and why? The answer will depend on what your clinical data is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
While training for a marathon on 20 mile run knee pain increased. Diagnosed with runners knee, cartilage loss possibly. Will this ever improve?
No: Knee clicking or "crepitus" can be caused by a torn cartilage, ganglion cyst, patella chondromalacia, synovitis, swelling (also known as an "effusionn"), or knee laxity. Some normal knees click. Clicking is a nonspecific finding that can be associated with both normal and abnormal knees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The x-ray only shows the bone but they can give you information about how much surface cartilage is present by looking at the space between the bones. To see cartilage in more detail, an MRI is needed. The meniscus cartilage on the other hand can only be seen on mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually several wks: Simply debriding torn/injured tissue admitedly allows for more rapid rehabiltation and recovery (1-6 wks). The analogy is one's reaction to a deep splinter removal: once the offending agent is removed, the root of acute pain is gone, and only minimal healing from the injury to the surrounding tissue remains. Repair/replaceme of cartilage can entail a prolonged (months) course of recovery, however. ...Read more
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