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What You Need to Know About Regenerative Medicine

Are you tired of taking pills or getting repeat injections for your chronic condition or injury? Or perhaps you’re looking for a new therapy, but you prefer to avoid surgery or other invasive treatments. At Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates in Independence, Ohio, we understand. 

Recent scientific advancements have facilitated emerging treatment options, like regenerative medicine, for arthritis and a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. Louis Keppler, MD, and our highly-skilled care team offer a form of regenerative medicine called stem cell therapy for certain orthopedic issues. This cutting-edge treatment may help reduce pain and may enable you to recover from injury and chronic problems more quickly so you can regain control of your health.

If you have questions, we share the following information to help you learn more about this emerging treatment option and address any concerns about negative reactions to regenerative medicine. 

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine uses resources from your own body to regenerate and heal damaged tissues to help them function normally. One of the most promising types of regenerative medicine is stem cell therapy.   

Stem cell therapy takes advantage of your body’s natural ability to heal itself to provide effective health and wellness benefits with few risks. Everyone has stem cells, unspecialized cells that repopulate inside your body to repair areas that are worn or damaged.

Dr. Keppler or another care provider injects stem cells directly into your injured or damaged tissue. These cells may replicate and grow into the type of cells needed to help your body repair the existing damage, with the goal of speeding up the recovery process and helping you feel better faster. 

Is it possible to have a negative reaction?

With stem cell injections in the knees, the most common side effects include swelling, joint stiffness, and mild pain. Our practice monitors your progress to ensure your treatment and recovery go smoothly. 

To help prevent negative reactions, it’s important to receive stem cell therapy treatments from qualified medical professionals. At Dr. Louis Keppler & Associates, Dr. Keppler and our other care providers follow the latest best practices and techniques to ensure you receive the safest treatments possible.

Find out what regenerative medicine can do for you

We offer a wide variety of orthopedic and spine services. Before deciding on a treatment option, Dr. Keppler and our team evaluate your health and your orthopedic condition to determine the right therapy to give you the best results. To learn more about regenerative medicine, contact our office in Independence, Ohio, at 234-430-0079.

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