Alternative To Knee Surgery
Alternative to Knee Surgery for Residents in Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland & Surrounding Cities
Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics offers many options for treating knee pain, and patients throughout the greater Tampa Bay area have come to rely on our team of highly qualified surgeons and physicians when they are searching for an alternative to knee surgery.
Traditional open knee surgery is fairly invasive, and while it will result in reduced pain, patients are often left with large, unsightly scars for a lifetime. Depending on the degree of the knee injury, Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics may be able to offer patients an alternative to knee surgery. In some cases, simply resting the knee may be enough. In others, medications such as over the counter pain relievers are all that is required. If those solutions aren’t effective in bringing relief, other alternatives include:
- Physical Therapy
- Corticosteroid Injections
- Platelet Rich Plasma
- Hyaluronic Acid Injections
- Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
- Physician-Directed Stem Cell Therapy
For a long term solution, physical therapy may help a great deal by improving range of motion and alleviating pain and stiffness. A physical therapist can work with you to improve your flexibility and strengthen your surrounding muscles. Corticosteroid injections are also a fairly common alternative treatment, due to the fast-acting relief they provide. Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is an innovative process that involves treating the patient’s own blood to increase platelets and growth factors before injecting it into the knee to reduce inflammation and promote natural healing. Additionally, Hyaluronic acid injections are able to improve mobility and involve injecting the knee with a viscous fluid that mimics the joint fluid we naturally possess. Physician-directed stem cell therapy can also provide great relief, as the introduction of stem cells stimulates the body’s natural repair mechanisms and can help repair, regenerate or replace damaged cells and tissues.
If these options aren’t providing the necessary relief, arthroscopic knee surgery may be recommended. Far less invasive than traditional knee surgery, arthroscopic surgery requires a minimal incision of less than ½ an inch and leaves little scarring.
Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics proudly welcomes patients of all ages from Tampa, Brandon, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Lakeland and the surrounding areas. Our experienced surgeons can determine if there is an alternative to knee surgery that is right for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.