15 Aug Stem Cell Therapy and ACL Repairs
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tears are some of the most common knee injuries, especially among athletes. The ACL is an important ligament that stabilizes the knee. At one time, surgery was the only way to repair a torn ACL. Advancements in stem cell therapy have made it possible to treat ACL tears without invasive surgery.
ACL Tears and Stem Cells
An ACL tear required a graft which might lead to osteoarthritis in later years. Grafts need to be placed at a slightly different angle to the natural placement, adding extra pressure on the cartilage. This increases the risk of wear and tear on the knee.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells and act as building blocks for other kids of cells, depending on the specific need of the body. Stem cell and PRP therapies utilize this healing potential promote rapid healing of damaged tissues. Since the stem cells and PRP are derived from the patient’s own body, there is no risk of rejection or infection.
Regenerative therapies allow faster healing faster with less discomfort and down time. They cannot just repair torn ACLs but also speed up healing for tendonitis, rotator cuff repairs, meniscal tears and other cartilage injuries and relieve osteoarthritis of the hip, shoulder, elbow and knee.
To learn more about PRP and stem cell injections in Chicago or to schedule an appointment, visit The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is Chicago’s top regenerative medicine center. The Institute uses stem cell treatment for MS, arthritis, sports injuries, autoimmune diseases, urologic conditions, ophthalmologic issues, COPD, neurologic conditions and more at eight locations in Chicago.