By Steve Mora MD
Orange County Knee Specialist
ON THE TOPIC OF ADULT STEM CELLS FOR KNEE ARTHRITIS
Treating knee arthritis is not always easy. Arthritis affects people differently. Therefore a patient and disease specific approach needs to be followed. You can’t expect that three steroid injections, physical therapy, Advil and a brace is going to help everybody. You also cannot expect everybody to do well with a knee replacement. In some cases regenerative medicine options such as PRP or stem cells can make a big difference. Here is a nice review article discussing cutting-edge concentrated bone marrow aspirate. The outcome of this review is positive. Bone Marrow Concentrate for the delivery of adult stem cells can help knee arthritis.
Not all doctors who treat arthritis are believers. Not all doctors offer patients regenerative options. Part of the reason is that they are still waiting for the proof to be more solid. Or perhaps they prefer to treat patients with a total knee replacement.
Here’s some proof that adult stem cell treatment is not a passing trend but helpful for the treatment of arthritis.
If you have arthritis of the knee and you are not yet ready for a total knee replacement or perhaps you are too young to have a knee replacement you may want to consider either platelet rich plasma or bone marrow concentrate.
The link below takes you to some of the research associated with bone marrow concentrate and using it to treat knee arthritis as well as Cartlidge injuries.
If you’d like to learn more about how I treat patients with advanced knee arthritis following a very specific patient and disease specific minimally invasive and non-surgical approach please click here.
About Dr Mora:
Dr. Mora is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in Orange County.
He specializes in:
-Sports Trauma -Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow.
-Arthritis of the Knee
-Mixed Martial Arts Injuries
-First Responder Injuries
-Regenerative Medicine:Lipogems, Bone Marrow Stem Cells, Plasma therapy.
For a consultation please call Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in the City of Orange 714-598-1745
Dr. Mora’s family heritage is Peruvian. He speaks fluent Spanish.
Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center
112o W. La Veta Ave, Third Floor
Orange, CA 92868
Office: (714) 598-1745
Fax: (714) 941-9539