knee joint replacement surgery

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.


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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.

7 Greatest Risks of Joint Replacement Surgery

No one ever wants to get a joint replacement. But for many, the idea is presented as if it is the only medical option for degenerating joints. What no one ever really mentions are the risks that can come along with the procedures. Although some may turn a blind eye to these risks because joint replacement is so common, the truth is that it can do a lot of damage. Here are the 7 greatest risks of joint replacement surgery.  

Risks of Joint Replacement Surgery


1. Infection

Infections can occur either during a joint replacement procedure, or after when the wound is attempting to heal. The joint itself can actually become infected, which can cause a lot of pain and potential medical complications. There is the very real possibility of the replacement joint becoming injected, as well. In this case, the joint will have to be surgically removed and replaced once again.


2. Metal Allergy/Implant Rejection

It is possible that your body will reject the joint replacement implant. This could be due to an unknown metal allergy. Just by simply coming into contact with metal doesn’t always trigger an allergic reaction. But if coming into contact with bodily fluids for an extended period of time--like an implant--the body may have a reaction. Itching, swelling, oozing, rashes, and blisters around the implant site may indicate an allergy.


3. Loosening

All implants will eventually need to be replaced, it’s just a matter of when. The average lifespan of an implant is generally 15 years. Over time and after extensive use, an implant starts to weaken and wear out. Implants gradually become looser, in which the patient will then have to go through the entire joint replacement surgical process all over again, costing you even more time, money, and comfort.


4. Blood Clots

Deep Venous Thrombosis--when blood clots occur in deep veins in the legs and the pelvis--can be potentially life threatening. Clots can travel to other areas of the body, including the heart, lungs, and brain in which they can become fatal. Although it may be the last thing one wants to do, moving around and increasing circulation is incredibly important early on post joint replacement surgery,


5. Change in Leg Length

For hip and knee joint replacement surgeries, it is possible for the patient’s stance may be off kilter. This is due to the replacement joints increasing or decreasing leg length. This may seem humorous, but we can assure you that it is an incredible annoyance. Going back to everyday activities can become a hassle in this case.


6. Dislocation

Staying on the topic of hip surgery, it is recommended not to bend more than 90 degrees at the hip and don't let your leg cross the midline of your body post surgery. This can cause the new replacement joint to pop out of the hip socket, causing great discomfort. People who have received hip joint replacement surgery must be very careful in their daily lives not to overexert the flexibility of the joint, even in performing relatively simple tasks.


7. Excessive Scar Tissue

After any sort of trauma, the body’s natural response is to create scar tissue. Unfortunately, the body may overproduce scar tissue to compensate for the joint replacement procedure’s large amount of surgical trauma. This can cause the joint to become stiff to the point of it being relatively immobile, which can be very uncomfortable and a nuisance.


The Risks of Regeneris Medical’s Regenerative Procedures?

The greatest risk of Regeneris Medical’s joint treatments is not considering them. Regeneris’s protocol involves two major tools- your own body’s healing abilities, and the help of our physicians. Because there are no foreign objects being placed within the body, there is virtually no risk of infection, rejection, loosening, blood clots, change in leg length, dislocation, or scarring. With the use of your own platelet-rich plasma and fat-derived stem cells, you can heal your very own body and get back to doing the things you love. Regeneris’s regenerative joint protocol is minimally invasive, only uses local anesthesia, and has a 1-2 week recovery period. Why replace when you could regenerate?


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If you are considering joint replacement surgery, weigh the risks and the benefits. We understand your time and comfort are precious- call us today at 1-855-734-3678 or e-mail us at