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US Adults Are Avoiding Knee Surgery

Knee surgery was once the only option for adults suffering from torn cartilage or painful arthritis, but thanks to the rise of regenerative treatments, studies show US adults are starting to avoid knee surgery instead. According to researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, the rate of arthroscopic knee procedures declined 23% from 2002 to 2015.

This dramatic fall in knee surgery procedures is likely linked to the growing body of research suggesting that knee arthroscopy cannot produce better results than non-operative treatments. At Bennett Orthopedics and Sportsmedicine, Dr. William Bennett understands the desires of his patients to avoid potentially risky, painful, and unsuccessful knee surgery, which is why he offers a range of minimally-invasive alternatives that are time-tested to restore range of motion and minimize pain.

The Case Against Knee Surgery

U.S. doctors perform more than 600,000 knee replacement surgeries annually in an effort to help patients escape the severe pain caused by advanced arthritis. Although this procedure – which involves the use of metal and plastic parts to cap the ends of the bones that form the knee joint – is used as a solution to severe knee pain and dysfunction, its results are questionable at best.

We have limited information about the long term impacts of surgery, and many young, active adults who opt for joint surgery end up still living with ongoing pain and disability due to surgical complications. One study found that only half of more than 200 knee and hip replacement patients reported significant improvement after recovery.

A number of knee surgeries, including knee debridement and arthroscopic surgery for knee osteoarthritis, have not demonstrated any additional benefits or pain relief in studies. Furthermore, surgery places patients, especially the elderly, at risk of dangerous side effects like blood clots, pulmonary embolism, infections, nerve damage, and failure of prosthesis.

What Are Your Alternatives to Knee Surgery?

Knee surgery is not the only option to address arthritis of the knee. Stem cell therapy has emerged as a powerful and long-lasting regenerative solution. Dr. Bennett has mastered the stem cell therapy process and knows exactly how to direct stem cells to seek out and replace damaged tissue in the knee, develop into cartilage cells, and grow successfully without being rejected by the patient’s immune system.

These incredible abilities make it possible for stem cells to generate outcomes that are more successful than the results of knee replacement, without any of the pain, risk, or invasive surgery. Call (941) 229-1648 now to make your first appointment with Dr. Bennett and escape debilitating knee pain for good.

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