Repair an ACL Injury
With 30 years of experience as a Sports Medicine physician, Dr. Bieber has treated tens of thousands of patients specializing in non-surgical treatment. It is possible to non-surgically accelerate the recovery of your knee injury and quickly reduce the amount of pain you are experiencing daily.
At Cross Bay PMR, there are two methods used that are proven to prevent surgery and stimulate the ACL’s repair.
One is Stem Cell Therapy. Using adult stem cells, which are derived from the patient’s fat tissue, a stem cell injection restores damaged ACL tissue and simultaneously spurs the growth of new healthy tissue.
First, let me explain how important stem cells are too the human body. Stem cells are in fact everywhere in a person’s body and have a vital function. They are cells that transform themselves into the type of cell that the body needs at the time. When a muscle or ligament is injured, stem cells regrow healthy tissue cells replacing damaged, deteriorated, and degenerated ones.
Often, when a terrible trauma occurs to the body, there aren’t enough stem cells in the area to fully heal the injury. Therefore, one is left with significant pain and immobility.
Adding a boost of stem cells to the area will give the body extra tools to repair the ACL. After the injection, the stem cells align with the body’s natural healing process. One will find the recovery process quicker and the pain to have drastically decreased within a few of weeks.
Also, because of the boost of stem cells, surgery may no longer be necessary.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection or PRP Therapy is another non-surgical treatment proven to accelerate the repair of an ACL damage. Platelets found in the blood have a powerful healing capability as they are used for the body’s wound repair. Platelets contain hundreds of growth factors used throughout the body to keep body’s regenerative and degenerative processes regulated.
At Cross Bay PMR, Dr. Bieber captures platelets from the patient’s own blood and creates a dense, rich, platelet filled plasma with the power of these growth factors. This dense nutrient-rich plasma is then injected into the damaged ACL fostering the repair of the ligament.
Which One is Right for You?
Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bieber. At this initial visit, Dr. Bieber will examine your knee and all the previous tests done by other doctors. By understanding your specific case, he can than decide which treatment will work best for your case.
What Are the Benefits?
Firstly, these are non-surgical treatments. It is not an invasive procedure and so has none of the risks that surgery has like nerve damage, fractures, infection, dislocations, and potentially needing a prosthesis. There are no hospital visits or overnight stays. There is also no added recovery time to the procedure itself like in surgery, where one must rehabilitate from the surgery as well as from the injury.
Also, there are no risks of long-term complications that you may have from surgery such as a constant soreness or stiffness.
Both a stem cell injection and a PRP injection use organic materials. There is little risk of infection and the material in no way can harm the body.
These non-surgical treatments are also much less expensive than surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Bieber!
It is possible to repair an ACL injury non-surgically and significantly reduce the amount of pain that you feel daily. Call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Bieber today!