Knee Joint Replacement vs. PRP Stem Cell Therapy

It's no wonder that PRP Stem Cell Therapy for degenerative knee conditions is becoming more relevant in today's medicinal practices. After all, knee joint replacement surgery is not something to take lightly. Knee surgery could truly change the course of your life, and not necessarily for the better. Some may think that knee joint replacement surgery has the ability to completely wipe out all pain and problems, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Consider regenerating your own knee joint’s tissues using your body’s own platelet-rich plasma and adipose(fat)-derived stem cells with the help of Regeneris Medical, instead. It can save you pain, time, and money.


Type of Intervention

Knee joint replacement surgery is completely irreversible. Once you go through with the procedure, there is no going back. And although someone may have knee pain, it doesn’t always mean that they absolutely need surgery. It is entirely possible to be driven towards the idea of surgery far too early on in the process. Why not just put a halt on the degeneration and begin to regenerate tissues?- That’s exactly what Regeneris Medical’s PRP Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to do.

Regeneris Medical's PRP Stem Cell Therapy is minimally invasive and only involves pinpoint injections, as well as a mini liposuction (for SVF)- all of which are numbed with local anesthetic before the process. The best part is that you don’t have to throw your knee away.


Duration of Relief

Even upon receiving a knee joint replacement surgery, it is not the end-all be-all for knee pain and degeneration. Other surgeries will generally follow down the line as the years go by- usually between 5-15 years after surgery all depending on multiple factors. Yes, that means that you will have to go through the entire process all over again.

On the other hand, with Regeneris's PRP Stem Cell Therapy will only have to be performed approximately every 7-10 years. A simple pick-me-up may be needed at that time in order to begin regenerating once again. The greatest part about this is that you will not be continually anticipating a massive surgical process again and again.


Type of Sedation

Full anesthesia is used when going in for knee joint replacement surgery. This is a major downside for many because of some of the negative–and unfortunately common–side effects (which include nausea and vomiting). It can also be a nerve wracking experience for some to experience.

Only local anesthesia is used in Regeneris’s PRP Stem Cell Therapy procedures. This is just to minimize any discomfort when receiving the injections, as well as to numb the small liposuction site if a patient is receiving SVF in addition to PRP therapy.


Hospital Stay

Does a 7-14 day hospital stay following a highly invasive knee joint replacement surgery sound very pleasant? The other worrisome factor is the possibility of getting an infection while in the hospital. Hospitals do have infection rates, and with such an invasive surgery there are possibilities for post-surgical issues. This can cause a longer hospital stay, and potentially more surgery. Not only can this cause even more physical discomfort, but both the hospital stay and post-procedure surgeries can hike up the bill even higher.

After receiving regenerative PRP Stem Cell Therapy from Regeneris, you get to go home and relax in the comfort of your own bed, with your own food, and know that you aren’t continuing to accumulate a hospital bill. It’s as simple as that.


Infection Rates/Complications

In a 2015 study, infection rates and mortality rates following knee joint replacement surgery were shown to be much higher in adults who are 75-80 years old than their younger counterparts. Not only that, but knee function began to deteriorate between 3-5 years in ages over 75, while patients under 75 only maintained proper knee function at 5 years, thus prompting another eventual round of knee surgery.

However, there are minimal infection rates and complications (if any at all) with PRP Stem Cell Therapy. Because this is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes one’s own biological materials, there is virtually no risk of rejection, infection, or any complications.


Recovery time

Overall, it can be argued that the worst part of knee joint replacement surgery is the recovery period. This is not only because of the pain, but because of a) the downtime, and b) the aftercare regime. On average, it approximately takes a full 6 months to see significant recovery of any sort. Although you will have to have minimal rigorous physical activity during that time, there is also a lot of upkeep such as changing bandages and compression sleeves, icing, and having to test your limits with strength training exercises which are usually an hour long and done in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Yikes.

Regeneris medical’s regenerative PRP Stem Cell Therapy treatment doesn’t even compare in terms of recovery. Once the treatment is performed, the patient is recommended to steer away from rigorous physical activities for 1-2 weeks post procedure. Although we do recommend stretching and being mindful of your joints, we would even give this advice out to those who aren’t yet displaying any signs of degeneration or knee pain.



The average hospital charge for a TKR in the U.S. is $49,500, and a partial knee joint replacement surgery (PKR) typically costs about 10-20% less than a TKR. Although insurance companies may pay for a portion of the cost, they may not cover the entire bill. Not only that, but if we also consider the hospital stay (7-14 days), physical therapy, costs of fixing any surgical complications, total recovery time (6 months), the time taken off from work and enjoying everyday life, and the fact that the implant will have to be replaced in 5-15 it really even worth it?

On the other hand, Regeneris Medical’s PRP Stem Cell Therapy treatment costs around $2,500-$7,500, all depending on your individualized protocol. Although insurance does not yet cover regenerative therapies, the results can last from 7-10 years before another round of intervention may be needed. There is no downtime, no long-term excruciating pain, and no high maintenance upkeep. In just 1-2 weeks, you can get back to enjoying your life’s daily activities.


Contact Us

If you’re experiencing knee pain and are considering knee joint replacement surgery, consider the potentially promising results of regenerative medicine. Call 1-855-734-3678 or e-mail to learn more about Regeneris Medical’s regenerative orthopedic PRP Stem Cell Therapy today.