Dr. Jason Kouri, MD at Atlas Medical Center in Dallas – Fort Worth is utilizing a patient’s own stem cells (derived from their own bone marrow) to help patients relieve chronic knee pain. Regenerative medicine such as stem cell therapy (bone marrow derived) and PRP are alternative “treatments” for those seeking non-surgical options for knee pain relief. Atlas Medical Center only uses autologous, same day, minimally invasive procedures that don’t require any downtime or hospitalization.
PRP and stem cell therapy have been used in orthopedic medicine for over two decades to help relieve knee pain due to wear and tear and sports injuries.
The following knee conditions have shown to respond favorably to stem cell therapy (bone marrow derived) and PRP procedures:
• Meniscus Tears
• Arthritis Knee Pain
• Bone on Bone Knee Pain
• Ligament/Tendon injuries
Even though more rigorous studies need to be conducted, restorative therapies such as stem cell therapy and PRP (using a patient’s own cells) have shown to help relieve knee pain, and help promote healing and repair tissue in injured and damaged knee joints.
The stem cell procedure performed at Atlas Medical Center uses a new FDA-cleared device that extracts restorative cells from a small area in the pelvis. This new device allows the procedure to be surprisingly comfortable, quick (less than thirty minutes) and virtually painless for the patient. Once the cells are extracted from the patient, with the assistance of ultrasound guidance, they are immediately relocated and injected into the damaged knee joint. This procedure is intended to help “kickstart” and promote the body’s natural healing response. It introduces powerful anti-inflammatory & regenerative immune cells (Platelets, Stem Cells, Cytokines and Growth Factors) into the injured knee joint to help lower joint inflammation and help promote repair in damaged tissues. After the procedure, some might feel immediate relief from their knee pain, while others may notice continued improvements in pain reduction, mobility and range of motion over a period of time following the treatment. Atlas Medical Center tracks patient outcomes, which is uncommon in the regenerative medicine field. Recently, out of 196 knees that were treated at Atlas, 84.2% experienced pain relief by their 6-month follow-up.*
The other form of restorative therapy used at Atlas Medical Center is PRP or platelet rich plasma therapy, which starts with a simple blood draw. The blood is then spun down, and the patient’s plasma is isolated and then injected into the damaged or injured area. Blood plasma is known to be rich in growth factors, platelets, and other healing factors. PRP can be used alone or in conjunction with stem cell therapy, especially in more severe knee conditions.
At Atlas Medical Center, Stem cell therapy (bone marrow derived) and PRP are only two out of many different services offered to help relieve knee pain. If patients are not good candidates for regenerative therapies we also offer Hyaluronan knee injections, cold laser therapy, and other forms of physiotherapy.
The Medical team at Atlas Medical Center, Dr. Jason Kouri, MD and Lisa Moore ANP, have been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Jason Kouri, MD is Board Certified in Urgent Care and Lisa Moore is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. They have performed over 2,000 regenerative procedures and have a special interest in helping those suffering from chronic knee pain find long term relief and avoid unnecessary knee surgeries or pain masking medications.
*Disclaimer: Like any other medical procedure there is a success and failure rate. Results vary. There are no medical guarantees made or implied.
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