5. Stem cell treatment
Stem cells are located in long bones and are responsible for regenerating the damaged and worn out tissues. This experimental treatment involves using bone marrow stem cells extracted from the hip bone to help regenerate cartilage tissue in the knee after injecting these cells into it. Recent reports have shown that stem cell treatment is efficient in regenerating the damaged cartilage and has great results in bone growth and restoring the joint functions.
Stem cell therapy is certified all over the world and has become a part of medical practice. Surgeons usually do not recommend stem cell injections in osteoarthritis (OA) cases, because there is no standardized treatment method yet.