Stem cell therapy offers as an innovative non-surgical alternative to address a variety of knee conditions and injuries. Knee conditions occurring due to degenerative knee arthritis or injuries to the knee bone, ligament, or tendon occurring due to sports or other physical activities can be treated with stem cell therapy.
Patients suffering from debilitating knee damage due to injury or arthritis usually have limited treatment options to manage the pain and restore knee function. Knee surgeries are invasive, while basic physical therapy may not address the root cause of the problem. This is where stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising new treatment option with very encouraging results.
Board certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Steven Thomas and Dr. Gregory Bigler provide a combination of stem cell and PRP growth factor injection therapy to treat serious knee conditions. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Bigler provide stem cell therapy to patients in Las Vegas, Nevada and other cities and suburbs in this part of The Silver State.
Common Knee Conditions and Injuries
Stem cell therapy is now successfully used to repair meniscus tears, tendon and ligament tears, and knee injuries arising due to overuse, aging, or sports activities. Some of the key conditions of the knee that may be treated with stem cell injections include:
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Non-Retracted sprain or tear
- MCL (Medial Cruciate Ligament) sprain or tear
- PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) sprain or tear
- Rheumatoid arthritis of the Knees
- Knee Tendonitis or Tendinopathy
- Patellar Tendinosis or Tendonitis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Runner’s Knee aka Chondromalacia
- Pes Anserine Bursitis
- Patelofemoral syndrome ( PFS )
- Iliotibial band syndrome ( ITBS )
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease ( OSD )
- Synovial plica syndrome & Medial plica syndrome
- Knee Meniscus Injury & Tears
- Bursitis of the Knees
- Baker’s cysts
Stem Cell Therapy for ACL Tears
Non-retracted full or partial ACL tears can be repaired with a combination therapy involving enhanced stem cells and PRP. This treatment can heal partially torn anterior cruciate ligaments and complete non-retracted tears. Stem cell therapy will enable many patients to avoid surgical intervention to treat this condition.
With stem cell therapy, the patient will not be required to go through a prolonged downtime or a painful rehabilitation process that typically follows an ACL surgery. To treat complex or severe injuries, the orthopedic surgeon and their team will precisely target the injured ACL tear using advanced image guidance. This helps ensure optimal delivery of stem cells for a successful minimally invasive treatment.
How do Stem Cells Work?
While a number of stem cell types are present in the body, only a few cell types are directly beneficial for musculoskeletal applications such as knee injuries. For articular cartilage regeneration, mesenchymal stem cell markers (MSCs) offer the highest potential.
MSC cells are separated from a select group of cell rich tissues, and then expanded in a stem cell lab to increase their differentiation potential. Fantastic, committed, and board certified orthopedic surgeons at the Thomas & Bigler Knee & Shoulder Institute receive patients from Las Vegas, Nevada and nearby areas for stem cell therapy.
If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about the Knee and Shoulder Institute procedures & treatments performed by Las Vegas, Nevada board certified surgeons Steven C. Thomas, MD and Gregory T. Bigler, MD. call (702) 933-9393; Physical Therapy (702) 933-9393.