With the advent of effective stem cell procedures, known as regenerative medicine, patients are often able to delay or even avoid the need for a knee replacement!
Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
Dr. Raj of the Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute is now offering stem cell procedures which can help replace knee cartilage. The procedures are outpatient, low risk and highly effective at providing pain relief. Call (310) 247-0466 for more information and scheduling.
Hundreds of thousands of knee replacement procedures are performed annually in the US. There are potential risks with the procedure that may be extremely serious, including blood clots or infection. Therefore, the joint replacement should always be considered as a last resort procedure.
With the advent of effective stem cell procedures, known as regenerative medicine, patients are often able to delay or even avoid the need for a knee replacement. Dr. Raj performs the procedures as an outpatient, and they involve either bone marrow derived procedures or amniotic derived therapy. The amniotic fluid provides an immense source of concentrated stem cells, and there is no fetal tissue involved. Therefore, ethical concerns are avoided.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is also offered for knee pain and arthritis. Recent studies at leading institutions such as Hospital for Special Surgery have shown the procedures are able to preserve knee cartilage and possibly even restore it. Pain relief is impressive in the vast majority of patients.
Appointments are readily available with Beverly Hills Orthopedic Institute to discuss options. Dr. Raj is one of the best orthopedic doctors in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He is Double Board Certified, and is an ABC News Medical Correspondent along with a WebMD expert. Call (310) 247-0466 for more information and scheduling. Visit http://drhipandknee.com/stemcell/ to find out more about the procedures.