Knee arthroscopy and trimming of the meniscus are intended to reduce pain and increase function. Unfortunately this is not always the case.
Jarvis Green a two-time super bowl champion failed surgery therapy for his knee pain. Rather than undergo an additional surgery he elected to undergo the Regenexx procedure which enabled him to use his own mesenchymal stem cells. At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic we examine factors which were responsible for the initial injury. Loose ligaments are tightened with prolotherapy and platelet concentrates. Irritation of lumbar nerves roots which led to weakness in the knee and leg are treated with x-ray guided epidural injections with platelet derived growth factors.
Four months after stem cell injections, Jarvis notes a 70% improvement. A post injection MRI of the knee was significant for an increase in the amount of knee cartilage behind the knee cap (patella) as reported by the radiologist.
Professional athletes are recognizing stem cell therapy as a viable non-surgical option.