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Find Lasting Relief from Knee Pain with Stem Cell Therapy

What is stem cell treatment for knees?

Stem cells are essential for life; we all have stem cells throughout our bodies. The tissues all over your body are not the same as they were ten years ago. All of our body tissues are constantly breaking down and building back up. There is a harmonious balance between tissue breakdown and new tissue formation. Some scientists believe that because the balance slowly shifts over time to tissue breakdown, that is the reason that we age! Our skin completely replaces itself every 30 days. Our blood cells turn entirely over every four months. The lining of our GI tract sloughs off in tiny amounts every day and is completely replaced in a month.

Our bodies are miraculous machines able to repair damaged and worn-out tissue with new tissue of exactly the same type! Think about it if we replaced GI tissue with skin tissue, we would all starve to death because we would no longer be able to absorb nutrients. So the body can heal to a large extent, cut the skin, break a bone, and bite your cheek. It all heals because those tissues have good circulation, and the body can bring growth factors and stem cells to the injured area and repair it.

So why is it that knee cartilage, meniscus tears, or torn ligaments in the knee are unable to self-repair? Why can’t we repair damaged knee cartilage before it gets thinner and thinner, eventually leading to denuded areas of bone-on-bone arthritis? The simple reason is that knee joints do not have adequate circulation. There is no artery inside any joint. Cartilage gets oxygen and nutrients that diffuse or are dissolved in tissue fluid from the underlying bones. This circulation is enough to keep it alive but is inadequate to repair the damage that occurs with trauma, repetitive use, and aging.

Stem Cell Therapy vs. Knee Replacement – Which is right for you?

So over time and after trauma, our knee joint cartilage starts to wear out, sometimes slowly over the years and sometimes very quickly over a few months. The only alternative to invasive surgery is stem cell therapy. Do not agree to knee surgery until you’ve got a second opinion to see whether or not stem cell therapy can help. The less invasive treatment is, the easier and more successful your recovery will be.

Many patients who have undergone stem cell treatments for knee arthritis, meniscus tears, and acute knee injuries have found this minimally invasive procedure to be an excellent alternative to total knee replacement, arthroscopic surgery, or meniscus surgery. Stem cell therapy only carries the infrequent risk of infection from puncturing the skin, where surgery can have life-altering side effects, with the most extreme scenario being death. 

Stem cell therapy uses your body’s natural healing properties to hear and repair damaged cartilage and tissue in your knee joint. Surgery offers no tissue regeneration at all. Recovery time for knee replacement surgery can be 6-8 months. After stem cell treatment at NeoGenix, you will be sore for 48-72 hours after the procedure, and by one week after the procedure, nearly every patient is fully recovered and back to baseline. 

Does stem cell therapy for knee pain work?

Based on thousands of stem cell procedures performed by NeoGenix medical doctors since January of 2016, over 94% of patients have subjectively, objectively, and through activities of daily living reported the procedure was successful. The procedure’s success was determined by the patient achieving at least 50% or more overall improvement with lasting results. When asked after one year what their overall improvement was, patients have subjectively, objectively, and through activities of daily living reported an average overall improvement of between 83-84%.

Stem cell therapy is revolutionizing the treatment of knee pain, arthritis, meniscus tears, and acute knee injuries. However, it certainly cannot treat all knee conditions. The key to successful outcomes is choosing the right clinic to treat you with stem cell therapy. Many clinics will cut corners by using low-level providers to perform procedures, not diagnosing a condition properly, and not using proper image guidance to place the stem cells in the right joint area.

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At NeoGenix, we pride ourselves on our integrity. NeoGenix has become the most trusted stem cell clinic in the Carolinas because we do things the right way every day. You will get a realistic assessment of whether or not we can help you. We will not offer false hope with guarantees or high-pressure sales tactics. If one of our medical doctors doesn’t think they can help your condition, your knee joint is too far gone, or your meniscus tear is too severe, they will be the first to tell you. 

Cost of Stem Cell Therapy for knees

No insurance company in the country covers stem cell therapy. Insurance will, however, cover the examination process, the prep injections before the stem cells, the knee brace if necessary, and the physical therapy that must be performed after the stem cell therapy. The cost of stem cell therapy to treat knee conditions depends on two major factors: how severe the knee arthritis or meniscus tear is and how many joints you want to treat. 

If you have mild to less moderate knee arthritis and acute knee injuries, PRP or Super PRP are great options. For more moderate to severe arthritis or meniscus tears, a single dose of stem cells from either bone marrow aspirate or adipose (fat) tissue will be recommended, depending on the area of the knee being treated. In cases with severe arthritis or moderate to severe meniscus tears, a double dose of stem cells from BOTH bone marrow aspirate and adipose (fat) tissue stem cells is the best treatment option. Treatment for knee conditions at NeoGenix can start as low as $1,000. 

Treating multiple joints simultaneously is a great way to save money with stem cell therapy. When treating two knees vs. one knee, for example, the doctor can take out enough stem cells or PRP for both knees from the same kit, saving the patient a lot of money to treat the second joint. 

What are the potential benefits of stem cell therapy for the knees?

Patients that have received stem cell therapy at NeoGenix for their knee have reported less pain from osteoarthritis or past injuries, reduced knee stiffness, reduced dependency on pain medications, and improved knee mobility and range of motion. Patients can live their life again without pain or any of the risks of surgery. 

People all over the Carolinas trust NeoGenix for stem cell therapy to relieve pain in their knees from arthritis, meniscus tears, and acute injuries. These powerful, all-natural treatments regenerate and heal damaged tissues to get you back to living the life you deserve. There is little to no downtime, and these all-natural, non-surgical treatments carry none of the potentially life-threatening risks of surgery. Call 704-727-6551 or email us at to schedule your free consultation at one of our 2 Charlotte locations in Ballantyne or Lake Norman. 

Dr. James Altizer
Dr. James Altizer has been performing stem cell therapy treatments in North Carolina since January of 2016. Dr. Altizer received expert training from recognized leaders in the regenerative medicine field, including training on bone marrow aspiration with Duke University-affiliated physicians. He has performed thousands of stem cell and growth factor procedures, more than any other medical doctor in the Carolinas.