Knee pain caused by a meniscus tear can significantly impact your life, hampering your mobility and limiting your enjoyment of daily activities. Traditional treatments often involve surgery, which comes with a long recovery process and potential complications. And to make matters even more difficult, there’s no guarantee that a surgical procedure will fix your meniscus tear, meaning you might suffer the discomfort and extended recovery time without reaping any real benefits.

Brand New Tools to Treat Knee Meniscus Tears

Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine knows how important it is to stay informed on the available treatment options, and our team has always prioritized patient education. That’s why we put together the brief primer below, with helpful options listed that you should consider if you’re suffering from a meniscus tear and are unsure of how to proceed.

Two Options for Better Healing

These minimally invasive approaches offer a few distinct advantages over surgery while avoiding the worst complications. Read on to learn more about them.

Bone Marrow Concentrate Stem Cell Therapy

  • This technique harnesses powerful bone marrow concentrate, deploying repair cells from within your tissue to help heal painful meniscus tears in the knee.
  • Drawing on bone marrow concentrate from an area behind the hip with plenty of cells to spare, we use advanced imaging to precisely guide injections.
  • This procedure can alleviate pain and restore function by triggering your body’s natural healing response, speeding up recovery.

Super Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma

  • Another innovative method that draws on your body’s natural repair abilities, PRP injections make use of the healing growth factors found inside your blood to promote recovery.
  • Often used for joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries, platelet injections can stimulate the repair efforts in your torn meniscus and make the body work harder in its recovery efforts.
  • Using the same advanced imaging as our bone marrow concentrate procedures, our PRP injections are actually more concentrated and purer than those created by the automated machines used in most regenerative medicine clinics.

Both of the innovative options above have some serious advantages over other methods for healing meniscus tears, a few of which we’ve listed for your convenience.

The Advantages

  • Reduced Downtime: Unlike surgery, both of these procedures require minimal recovery time. You can get back to your daily activities much quicker.
  • Preserves Knee Anatomy: We focus on promoting healing within the joint, unlike surgeries that may involve removing parts of the meniscus or other structures.
  • Promotes Long-Term Health: Regenerative medicine aims to address the root cause of the issue, slowing down the progression of degenerative conditions.

Don’t let a meniscus tear of the knee slow you down with pain and discomfort! With the exciting new methods above, you might find just the solution you were seeking. To learn more about them and find out which ones might be right for you, please feel free to get in touch today!

At Chicago Arthritis and Regenerative Medicine, we offer the most advanced non-surgical musculoskeletal treatments. Our next-generation regenerative medicine procedures and pain relief technologies are used to treat a wide variety of conditions arising from sports injuries, arthritic diseases, tendonitis, overuse injuries, and back pain.