Is Knee Surgery Necessary?
Unfortunately, the frequency of total knee replacements continues to rise.
As the general population continues to age, average weight increases and unhealthy lifestyles take their toll and especially our knee joints this sounds inevitable.
Patients who visit their doctor with severe knee pain looking for relief are told their next step is a total knee replacement. This may not be the only course of action.
Alternatives to Knee Surgery
Fortunately, for patients who are not ready to face the prospect of major surgery, there are advanced knee replacement alternatives that have been used to successfully treat knee joint and muscle pain.
Surgery may not be inevitable or it can be deferred for years.
Advanced Therapies For Joint & Muscle Pain Relief
At Melbourne Arthritis we specialise in non-surgical treatments for musculoskeletal pain and specifically knee pain. Using a cutting edge regenerative therapy we can help the body repair the joint cartilage’s Chondrocytes cells which are often the cause of mild to severe osteoarthritis knee joint pain.
The simple illustration below of a brick wall shows how regenerative medicine, such as a combination of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) acting as artificial cartilage and platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) stimulating the natural repair process can resolve some damaged cartilage.
Cellular Matrix Therapy
CellularMatrix is a combination therapy that includes both Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and the patient’s own processed and concentrated (platelet rich) blood to trigger improved growth and healing processes within your body.
About Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is found naturally in joints and other parts of the body. In the joint, it is found in the cartilage and the synovial fluid that lubricates the joints to keep them working smoothly.
In people with arthritis, the hyaluronic acid gets thinner and it is no longer able to protect the joint. Injections of artificial hyaluronic acid into affected joints can improve the protection.
About Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated or enriched with platelets from the patient’s own blood
After it is processed it contains a higher concentration of different essential growth factors, such as FGF, PDGF, TGF-ß, EGF, VEGF, IGF and other cytokines.
These platelets provide, which are involved in stem cell migration, differentiation and proliferation to stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue and reverse the catabolic environment.
CellularMatrix Therapy synergistically combines the complementary clinical effects of HA and A-PRP® to provide added benefit for Osteoarthritis patients.
CellularMatrix Therapy plays a major role in visco-supplementation and pain relief in Osteoarthritis. A network of HA chains constitutes an ideal cell-friendly matrix.
If you suffer from any Joint or Knee Pain, our combination therapy could help reduce your suffering and regenerate depleted cartilage. Major surgery can have unexpected consequences and deferring surgery by reducing pain can lead to an improved lifestyle.
Call Melbourne Arthritis on (03) 9870 1400 for more information or make an appointment for an initial consultation.