If you are experiencing symptoms of nagging lingering pain in knee, shoulder, hip, hand, wrists, ankles or have experienced acute injuries like severe pain and stiffness which makes it hard for you to walk, climb stairs, or get out of a chair/car, our experienced panel of orthopedic surgeons may suggest regenerative therapies including PRP (platelet rich plasma therapy), stem cell therapy or non-invasive hyaluronic acid injections.
When do I see the doctor?
In case you are experiencing any of these symptoms, check with our experienced orthopedic surgeon at once.
- Nagging knee pain bothers you while resting, possibly keeping you from sleeping well.
- Your knee is often swollen, bowed, has noticeable redness and tenderness or has other defects.
- Physical therapy and medication like knee lubrication injection with hyaluronic acid haven’t helped.
What are the treatment options?
Hyaluronic acid therapy
Hyaluronic / Visco-supplementation lubricant injections are a great treatment for knee pain. They are made from a natural substance called hyaluronic acid that has almost no side effects and act like a lubricant and give nutrition to the fluid in the knee and reduce both friction and pain. As a result, bones are able to move smoothly over each other and as a shock absorber for joint loads.
Stem cell therapy
Experts will use Stem Cells from fat of your own body for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis, where a simple injection of autologous fat graft will be injected to improve chronic osteoarthritis. The self-lubricating effect of own abdominal/belly fat inside the joint will improve joint function and reduce the pain and stiffness you experience.
PRP and CGF therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
Concentrated growth factors (CGF) are a new technology, which is a must for advanced, wound care management. A fibroplast is triggered at the affected area by stem cells via PRP technique which expedites the healing process
This therapy significantly enhances the healing process, especially in cases like shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, Achilles tendon ruptures, tennis elbow, inflammation of the patellar tendon at the knee (jumper’s knee) and for other soft-tissue injuries.
Minimally invasive surgery
It’s a minimally invasive surgical procedure wherein our specialist surgeon will insert a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision. Torn parts of the meniscus and/or damaged cartilage on the bone surfaces are carefully removed with special arthroscopic instruments.
You can now have most knee, shoulder and joint problems repaired by arthroscopy and be back at home in no time.
Partial or Total Knee replacement surgery
Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is one of the most common bone surgeries done these days, to treat pain in the joint due to acute injury, such as torn cartilage or ligament, overuse and age-related. It can also treat other conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis.
Depending upon your condition, our expert will decide the course of surgery, whether partial or total knee replacement. Since they are minimally invasive procedures, it will not be very painful and recovery will be fast and advanced.
While each patient’s condition is different, our specialists can advise which treatment is best for you.
How long does the procedure take?
Arthroscopy: It is a minimally invasive surgery and is conducted under anesthesia and is usually a day procedure. The operation is of short duration and depends upon complexity and severity of the patient.
Partial/Total knee replacement: Usually it takes about 1- 3 hours depending upon complication, age and severity. These are same day surgeries and basis the patient’s condition, assisted walking and rehabilitation are provided.
How long does recovery take?
You can expect to be up on your feet with some aid within a day and with regular physical therapy depending upon your health, you will see improvement in flexibility and much less pain over a period of 4 to 8 weeks.
For better outcomes, engage in prehab (a pre-surgery protocol involving exercises to strengthen the muscles around knee)
Medstar is proud to have empanelled orthopedic specialists who are working tirelessly to adjudge the best therapy option for you and deliver exceptional results at its daycare center, where these treatments can be done in a day’s time.
Medstar Dubai leverages its years of experience of panel of doctors with cutting edge technology, thus leaving you with the outcome of a standardized and safe operation.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, book your appointment today with experienced orthopedic surgeons at Medstar Dubai. It is our endeavor to support you with our commitment of best in class service, cutting edge technology and complete assistance during recovery.