Knee & Joint Unit
Knee & Joint Treatments:
Stem Cells from Autologous fat graft (fat from your own body) for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. It’s a simple injection of autologous fat graft to improve chronic osteoarthritis. The treatment involves using the self-lubricating effect of their own abdominal/belly fat (autologous fat) inside the joint to improve joint function and reduce the pain and stiffness they experience. It is performed as day care procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. The fat is obtained and prepared, then injected inside the joint of the knee.
We see improvement in the pain and stiffness of the joint physical function by the combined lubricating and regenerative effect of fluid preparation.
Knee lubrication injection with Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic / Visco-supplementation lubricant Injections: These injections are a great treatment for knee pain. They are made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid that has almost no side effects. They act like a lubricant as well as give nutrition to the fluid in the knee and reduce both friction and pain.
It acts as a lubricant to enable bones to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads.
Some of the new advanced next generatioin injections have a different protocols and the doctors will always explain all options available.
Although everyone responds differently, improvement is starts from 24-48hrs and continues with most patients feeling the greatest relief 8 to 12 weeks after the first injection in their course of treatment.
Genicular Nerve Block & RF Ablation
The genicular nerve block and RFA are a proven and popular procedure to combat knee pain. The specialist orthopedic and interventional pain management surgeons and physicians at MedStar Day Surgery Center Spine & Joint Unit have been performing this innovative new procedure for treating patients with knee pain without surgery for many years with amazing results. Genicular Nerve Block or Genicular Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation can be done before if the hopes of preventing surgery or after knee surgery to offer pain relief.
Radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy, when applied to articular nerve branches (genicular nerves), provides a therapeutic alternative for effective management of chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Also some patients do not wish to consider surgery and prefer the non- surgical approach.
This procedure is based using simple injection which sends a specific frequency to the pain nerve fibers around the knee capsule which alleviates the pain and restores function to the joint. It is especially effective when used in conjunction with other therapies like PRP or fat injections.
This state-of-the-art procedure relieves pain in patients experiencing knee pain due to any of the following conditions: Chronic Knee Pain, Degenerative Joint Disease (of the knee), Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, Prior to or following (failed) total knee replacement, Prior to or following a partial knee replacement, Patients unfit for knee replacement and Patients who wish to avoid a knee replacement
Advanced High Definition Knee Arthroscopy with STRYKER
For successful arthroscopy, precise visualization is crucial – so we partner with the imaging products leader, Stryker. We gain brilliant, high-definition images and improved light distribution and transmission through Stryker’s arthroscope.
You can now have most knee and shoulder problems repaired by arthroscopy and be back at home having dinner with your family.
Arthroscopy is used to treat these structures of the knee:
- Articular cartilage. This slippery substance helps your knee bones glide smoothly across each other as you bend or straighten your leg.
- Synovium. The knee lining releases a fluid that lubricates the cartilage and reduces friction during movement.
- Meniscus. Two wedge-shaped cartilage act as “shock absorbers”, the meniscus is tough and rubbery to help cushion and stabilize the joint.
- Ligaments. Bones are connected to other bones by ligaments. The ligaments in your knee act like strong ropes to hold the bones together.
- The two collateral ligaments are found on either side of your knee.
- The two cruciate ligaments ACL/PCL are found inside your knee joint. They cross each other to form an “cross or X”.
Common arthroscopic procedures for the knee include:
- Removal or repair of a torn meniscus
- Chronic recurrent effusion
- Reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament
- Removal of inflamed synovial tissues
- Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage
- Treatment of patella (kneecap) problems
- Knee sepsis (infection)
- torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments
- removal of a Baker’s cyst
Many people return to full, unrestricted activities after arthroscopy. Your recovery will depend on the type of damage that was present in your knee.
For appointments, call us at 043577877 or walk-in to our centre. We assure you that coming to our centre will be a decision you will never regret.