You are an active weekend warrior. Your ideal fun weekend would include tennis, some jogging or golfing 18 holes. That is, if your arthritic knees could handle it, and they can’t anymore because your knee joint feels like bone scraping on bone. Even walking some days can be excruciating.
Worse, your orthopedic surgeon has told you that your only option is a total knee replacement surgery. You’re hoping to delay surgery as long as possible, so you are stuck with knees that make climbing stairs or walking across a large parking lot appear as a daunting, excruciating journey. Small comfort in that you see others your age hobbling around, as osteoarthritis affects more than 32.5 million people in the United States. According to federal data, 754,000 knee replacements and 448,000 hip replacements are done each year.
Regenerative Cellular Therapy
Thankfully, for the educated healthcare consumer there is new hope with the emergence over the last 10 years of a new treatment called “regenerative cellular therapy” that repurposes a person’s own fat cells to provide cushioning and lubrication to an arthritic 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 help to restore the knee joint so that movement is less painful.
The importance of regenerative cellular therapy is that it buys people time with their natural knee joint so they can delay the need for major knee replacement surgery OR avoid knee surgery altogether.
Steve Meyers, MD is a fellowship trained sports medicine physician that has been safely performing regenerative procedures in Fort Worth since 2007.
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 arthritic 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 joint cartilage 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 Orthopedics 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.
Are You a Candidate for Regenerative Cellular Therapy?
If you are experiencing joint pain related to arthritis or other injury, regenerative treatments may be able to help you return to a pain free life. Simply provide your information below or call us today at (817) 335-4316 to find out if you’re a candidate.
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“My visits are always pleasant and professional. There is a great team in place here and I have full confidence in Dr.Meyers to evaluate my health issues and provide the best solution going forward to help me have a better quality of life. Many thanks to all who have served me here!”
“I had been struggling with debilitating foot and ankle pain for nearly a year. A previous physician wanted to do surgery. I came to Dr. Meyers and he and his team were able to treat my injuries conservatively. He listens and works to find the root cause instead of just treating the symptoms. I am now pain free and back to my normal activities.”
“Dr. Meyers is a wonderful doctor. He’s personable, easy to understand, and truly concerned about the patient’s concerns.”
“Had a wonderful experience. Knees feel brand new without surgery.”
“Dr Meyers did stem cell injection in my right shoulder that had a small rotator cuff tear. The procedure went very well and recovery from that was short and mostly pain free. After 4 weeks of recovery, I started PT to the shoulder which was very well handled by David, giving me back full range of motion with no pain.”
“I felt that Dr Meyer was very personable and charming. He was very knowledgeable about his field of study. And he set a plan of action for my treatment. He was honest about results and seemed to care about my health.”
“Doctor Meyers explained the process step by step. He has an excellent bed side manner. I will recommend him to others.”
“Dr. Meyers respected my 90 year old mom. She spoke directly to her, and and gave her the respect that she was able to understand. Very much appreciated this kind of treatment.”
“Dr. Meyers took time to answer all our questions and concerns. We didn’t feel rushed and would highly recommend.”
“Dr. Meyers and his staff are very professional and caring! I am confident that I chose the right practice and medical team to help me get my knee back on track!”
Steven J. Meyers, M.D.
Non-Operative Sports Medicine Physician
Fellowship Trained in Primary Care Sports Medicine
Dr. Steve Meyers is a sports medicine physician specializing in the non-operative treatment of all sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. He manages all general orthopedic diagnoses from neck pain to toe pain and all areas in between. He has a special interest in Regenerative Medicine, using one’s own cells to heal damaged tissue and improve pain and function. He also treats acute and chronic athletic/sports injuries in addition to non-operative fracture care. As a former competitive athlete, he understands the desire to return to sport after injury.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Meyers received his MD degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He then completed family practice residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston followed by fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine at U.T. Southwestern in Dallas.
Dr. Meyers also specializes in the use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Ultrasound imaging allows him to visualize soft tissue injuries to tendons, ligaments and muscles and even direct specific treatment to injured areas.
My Practice Philosophy
When I meet a new patient who is curious about how I practice Non-Operative Orthopedics, I tell them that in everything I do, from the first visit through follow up, I will treat them how I would want to be treated myself. As a former competitive athlete and an active adventure seeker today, I know first hand how much life can change with an injury or degenerative issue. My goal is to help your body recover from your injury, avoid re-injury and get you back into the game of life as soon as possible.