11 Sep Regenerative Treatment for Jumper’s Knee
Jumper’s knee or Patellar Tendonitis is typically an overuse injury, common in runners.
Knee joints are complex joints that bear pressure of up to5 times the body’s weight. This extreme pressure makes the knee vulnerable to injury, especially in runners and cyclists.
Injury to the patella or kneecap can result in pain, swelling and redness at the front of the knee.
Treatment for jumper’s knee
Conventional treatment for jumper’s knee includes –
- NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- I.C.E. – Rest, ice, compression and elevation
- Cortisone injections
- Surgery –
- Arthroscopic debridement to remove damaged tissue and to smoothen jarred edges
- Arthroscopic resection to remove or realign the damaged piece of patella
Fortunately, now we have a highly effective treatment option – Regenerative Medicine Treatments.
The Regenerative treatment options are remarkably effective in treating injured tendons, ligaments and sprained muscles, without undergoing painful procedures like surgery.
Regenerative treatments are minimally invasive, same-day treatment procedures. Stem cells or platelets derived from a patient’s own blood cells kick start a healing chain reaction and reduce the recovery time dramatically. Regenerative therapy holds the potential to heal, restore and regrow damaged or injured tissues.
Regenerative treatment for Jumper’s Knee
Regenerative treatment is beneficial in many different conditions and injuries. Many other treatment options only focus on treating the symptoms but regenerative treatments, like the stem cell therapy, work at the root cause of pain. Stem cell and PRP therapy not only promote healing but also helps to regenerate tissues to treat the underlying injury or condition causing pain.
Stem Cell and PRP injections are minimally invasive procedures performed under local anesthesia. This ensures faster recovery, with less risk of infection or complications, compared to surgery. With surgery, many patients continue to experience numbness, or reduced range of motion and function. Surgery also means long post-operative recovery and rehabilitation to restore joint mobility.
Regenerative treatment options for jumper’s knee include –
- Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP therapy
- Stem cell therapy