Atlanta Stem Cell Treatment for Cartilage Loss in the Knee

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is pleased to offer stem cell therapy for Atlanta patients with cartilage loss in the knee. Our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have faithfully served the residents of Atlanta and the surrounding areas with state-of-the-art orthopedic care and knee treatments for many years. Currently, our team of physicians is one of a select group of orthopedic surgeons in Atlanta to offer this cutting edge treatment to patients who have lost cartilage in their knees.

Arthritis of the knee is a progressive condition that occurs when the cartilage at the edges of the bones in the knee joint has worn away due to age, trauma, injury or another type of degenerative condition. Currently, stem cell therapy is the only treatment available to reverse the disease process and preserve the joint indefinitely. Since arthritis is progressive in nature, it is very important to seek treatment before the all the cartilage has been lost. Patients with moderate arthritis of the knee where the joint space has not completely collapsed and bone-on-bone changes have not yet occurred are the best candidates for stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy uses your own body’s repair mechanisms and growth factors to promote healing. During the procedure, we will extract stem cells from either the bone marrow in your hip or from adipose tissue on the stomach. The stem cells are then injected or surgically implanted into your damaged knee joint to promote healing. Since the stem cells are from your own body, the risk of rejection is very low. In some cases, stem cell therapy helps with chronic knee pain and can be used to delay the need for partial or total knee replacement surgery.

Typically, surgical stem cell transplantation is performed as an outpatient procedure. Our patients enjoy the comfort of our ambulatory surgery center, located on-site within our orthopedic practice. The recovery time is quick and most people are back to normal activities within a couple days of the procedure. If you decide to have this procedure, our orthopedic surgeons will supply you with thorough pre and post operative instructions, and let you know exactly what to expect during and after the procedure.

You do not have to miss out on the activities you enjoy because of arthritic knee pain and mobility issues. Instead, contact our Atlanta Stem Cell Treatment for Cartilage Loss in the Knee Specialists or call our orthopedic practice today at (678) 752-7246 to schedule an appointment. After a thorough evaluation, we can determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy and develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific age, lifestyle goals and activity level. We look forward to serving you with caring, customized orthopedic care.