You are an active weekend warrior. Your ideal fun weekend would include two hours of tennis, some running or golfing 18 holes — at least it did before a meniscus tear made it painful to simply walk most days.
You do a Google search and find out that you have three non-surgical treatment options for your torn meniscus:
- R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical therapy
But there is a new fourth option called “Regenerative Cellular Therapy” that can speed up your recovery and help you avoid knee surgery.
Regenerative Cellular Therapy
Regenerative cellular therapy is a non-surgical procedure that repurposes a person’s own fat cells to provide cushioning and lubrication to an injured knee.
In addition to cushioning and lubrication, the fat tissue – taken from a person’s own belly region using liposuction – contains the body’s natural healing cells and properties which can stimulate healing and meniscus tissue growth.
Regenerative cellular therapy is especially useful when other non-surgical treatments have been unsuccessful. Steve Meyers, MD is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician that has been safely performing regenerative procedures in Fort Worth since 2007. Many of his patients come to him for a second opinion after they have been told their only option is surgery.
The process begins by harvesting adipose tissue (fat) from your own body using liposuction from your belly region. The adipose tissue is ALWAYS HARVESTED FROM YOU, never from another person or tissue bank.
Dr. Meyers then processes the tissue and injects the fat cells into your damaged knee. This is done the same day, without general anesthesia, and is precisely guided by ultrasound to deliver the cells directly into the damaged area of the joint.
The result is a knee that has the necessary cushion and lubrication to help the meniscus begin some level of healing.
Using regenerative cellular therapy, Dr. Meyers has helped patients from all over the country get back on their feet enjoying movement without pain — the same goal as surgical knee replacement but without the scalpel.
Adipose tissue is ALWAYS HARVESTED FROM YOU, never from another person or tissue bank.
For those interested in learning more about how Regenerative Cellular Therapy may be able to help you overcome arthritis or other joint pain, I encourage you to request an appointment by completing the “Are You a Candidate” form.