Knee Pain

Avoid Knee Surgery: Consider the Regenerative Alternative

Why Surgery Should Always Be Your Last Treatment Option

Knee pain is the most common problem we treat, whether it’s from an acute injury, or from osteoarthritis due to aging and the degenerative process.

Unfortunately, surgery is commonly presented as the only option to patients by their doctors, even when studies have shown that many of these surgeries produce no benefit or are minimally effective for treating the condition. Often, physical therapy alone produces equal outcomes when compared with common surgeries.

While there certainly are times when surgery is required, regenerative treatments are quickly becoming the preferred surgical alternative for conditions ranging from tendon and ligament tears, arthritis, meniscus tears, damaged cartilage, knee instability, patellar pain, overuse injuries and many other conditions that cause knee pain.

Regenerative treatment patients avoid the long list of surgical risks, which are often not experienced until well after the surgery. Besides the risks associated with surgery, patients deal with painful and lengthy recovery periods to regain strength and range of motion. And depending on the type of surgery, patients are likely to experience an earlier onset of arthritis, due to the surgical removal of tissue that typically stabilizes or cushions the joint (such as knee meniscus surgery, which removes portions of the meniscus).

With regenerative treatments, patients benefit from minimal downtime and are encouraged to return to activity. We have seen plenty of regenerative patients experience a full recovery and become pain-free, even when surgery or joint replacement was originally recommended for their condition.

Causes of Knee Pain

Common causes of knee pain are a torn meniscus or ACL tear, repetitive stress or arthritis. Athletes, elderly people and obese individuals are particularly susceptible to knee-related injuries.

Regenerative Treatments for Knee Pain

  • PRP therapy
  • Prolotherapy
  • Bone marrow concentrated stem cell therapy
  • Human amniotic tissue allograft

Benefits of Regenerative Treatment at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota

  • Regenerative treatments to help heal faster and more completely
  • Board-certified doctors focused on orthopedic conditions
  • Range of treatments available to address your condition
  • Imaging guidance ensuring precise cell injections and top outcomes
  • Avoid risks and long-term problems associated with surgery
  • Eliminate or reduce pain to extend your active lifestyle

We Can Help

To learn more about what we can do to alleviate your knee pain, contact us to set up a consultation. We will perform robust diagnostics, review your treatment options and guide you every step of the way on your path to recovery. Give us a call today.