Posted by Melissa Chefec NEW YORK & GREENWICH, CT. (PRWEB) April 13, 2018 – Dr. Kevin Plancher with Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine with tips for understanding the pros and cons of both approaches to treating knee and hip pain.
When chronic knee or hip pain from arthritis or injury becomes a daily struggle, undergoing joint replacement surgery may become a tempting option. But is there a role for growth factors or stem cell therapy if the arthritis is mild? It’s a question orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, MD, is asking and attempting to answer as treatment advances offer patients options beyond what’s been available for many years.
Injections of growth factors & with stem cells – which can grow into any type of body cells – have become one of the most-researched areas of medicine, particularly in the knee and hip joint. These factors and cells are often taken … Read the rest