January 30, 2017
Dr. Kenneth Pettine is proud to introduce the use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the treatment of inflammation of osteoarthritic knees. It is estimated that osteoarthritis (“OA”) affects about 50 million Americans. Osteoarthritis is a process that can occur in any joint where the articular cartilage diminishes in thickness as one ages. This process continues throughout one’s life until all the articular cartilage is gone.
Thereafter, in the case of osteoarthritic knee joints, weight applied on the knee results in bone on bone wear. In most cases this process is associated with gradual, increasing pain, to the point that any walking can be unbearable. Osteoarthritis of the knee may…