Knee Pain Conditions in Dallas, TX

Atlas Medical Center providers have extensive experience in relieving chronic knee pain. 

An image of the knee joint anatomy

 

Do you suffer with any of the following knee conditions?

 

  • Knee Degeneration/Arthritis/Bone on Bone

  • Meniscus Tear

  • ACL or PCL Injury

  • Chondromalacia

 

Regenerative Medicine for Knee Degeneration/Arthritis/Bone on Bone

Degeneration can occur in any of the joints in the body, especially those that experience lots of wear and tear. The knees are used in so many daily motions, feeling pain with each movement is debilitating. Joint degeneration generally develops over time, but can suddenly worsen and become more severe and disabling. Cartilage or other soft tissues within the knee joint can begin to dehydrate, deteriorate, or become damaged from some type of injury. These tissues provide a protective cushion between the bones for smooth movement. Once these start to wear down, or degenerate, friction within the joint can lead to inflammation, swelling, bone spurs, and other painful symptoms.  Regenerative medicine has the potential  to help knee joint pain and inflammation naturally, without the need for medications, steroids, or surgery.  Over the years Atlas’ JointRenew Program™ has helped many knee pain sufferers get out of pain, improve the quality of their life, and ultimately avoid knee replacement surgery.

 

 

Success Story…

Male patient, 90 years young: Knee X-Ray (on the left) shows loss of joint space. Knee X-Ray (on the right) was taken 6 months after completing our JointRenew Program™.*

No claims are made or implied. Results vary.

An X-ray of knee degeneration before treatment

Before

An X-ray of knee regeneration after treatment

After (6 months later)

Regenerative Medicine for Meniscus Tears

The meniscus is located in the knee joint. It is a rubbery piece of cartilage that acts as the body’s shock absorber and also acts as a pad to stabilize and protect the knee. There are three degrees of meniscus tears: severe, moderate and minor. A severe meniscus tear is when bits of ruptured meniscus enter the knee joint and affect the function of the knee causing unbearable pain. For example, if a piece of meniscus tissue gets lodged in the joint, not only will it cause pain, but it also prevents any movement in the knee. This is considered a ‘mechanical’ problem and oftentimes does need surgery to remove the meniscus fragment from the joint space. If the meniscus tear is severe, but is not causing a ‘mechanical problem’, then the tear may be treated conservatively.

On the other hand, with minor and moderate meniscus tears, the pain can be severe OR there may be NO pain associated with the tear. In fact, most people over the age of sixty have a meniscus tear in their knee and don’t even realize it’s there. When meniscus tears do cause pain, they can prevent you from twisting, sleeping comfortably, and performing and enjoying simple, normal everyday activities. It is important to note that these types of tears oftentimes do NOT need surgery and respond well to regenerative procedures. Those suffering from meniscus tears are increasingly becoming aware of the long-term implications of removing or cleaning out the meniscus through arthroscopic knee surgery. Some have tried physical therapy, rooster comb injections, cortisone injections and medications with only temporary results.

The good news is that Atlas’ JointRenew Program™ uses regenerative medicine and physiotherapy to help enhance the body’s own natural healing ability to relieve knee pain from a meniscus tear.

Regenerative Medicine for ACL or PCL Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are both major ligaments providing strength and stability within the knee joint. Ligaments are thick bands of tissue that connect bones. Injuries to these connective tissues are painful, debilitating, and have historically been a challenge to treat and heal. In the past, these kinds of injuries could cause what was considered permanent damage to the knee joints. Traditionally, the most common treatment for torn ligaments in the knee is arthroscopic surgery and reconstruction. Recent studies have shown that years after these types of surgeries, the knee joint is actually worse.

 Atlas’ JointRenew Program™ uses procedures like Regenerative Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Perinatal Allograft, Advanced Cold Laser Therapy and Physiotherapy to offer non-surgical options for those suffering from knee pain due to knee injuries and damage to soft tissues in the joints. 

Regenerative Medicine for Chondromalacia

Also known as “runner’s knee,” chondromalacia is inflammation of the underside of the kneecap and deterioration of the cartilage that supports it. When this cartilage is damaged or wears down, it becomes difficult to bend and straighten out the leg. This condition is common among young athletes, but may also be present in older individuals with arthritis of the knee. Atlas’ JointRenew Program™ offers a natural alternative to pain medications, steroid injections, and surgery. With the help of regenerative medicine, our specialists are able to target the underside of the knee cap to help reduce inflammation and help enhance the body’s own natural healing ability to relieve chondromalacia patella.

JointRenew Program™

Since 2001, we have been helping patients get relief from knee pain even after other conventional treatments such as medications, cortisone injections, Rooster Comb, physical therapy and surgery have failed. Atlas’ unique,  JointRenew Program™ is customized depending on your age, health, diagnosis, and the severity of your condition. The program can include one or more of the following procedures: Regenerative Medicine, Bone Marrow Aspirate, Adipose Grafts, Perinatal Allografts, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Joint Fluid Knee Therapy, Advanced Cold Laser Therapy, and Physiotherapy. The integration of procedures allows us to help accelerate the healing process by enhancing the body’s ability to heal, repair and regenerate naturally. Our goal is to relieve pain, inflammation, and improve mobility and function to the injured area.  Unlike ‘traditional’ therapies that simply just mask the pain and are temporary, regenerative medicine often has more sustainable results.  In addition, our Board Certified, skilled, and experienced Medical professionals perform all injections under ultrasound or Fluoroscopy guidance leaving you confident that the regenerative biologics are being injected into the TARGETED area— which allows for the greatest chance for success!

Our unique JointRenew Program™ takes the best components from all the current non-invasive therapy options and puts them into one.

If you’re suffering with Chronic Knee pain, find out if you are a good candidate for Atlas’ JointRenew Program™.

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