You’ve struggled with knee arthritis for years, and now your doctor said that the next step is surgery to replace the joint. Before you make any decisions, talk with Austin Yeargan III, MD, at Carolina Joint and Arthritis in Wilmington, North Carolina. Dr. Yeargan has spent years developing and refining treatments that give you a knee replacement alternative. You owe it to yourself to get a second opinion before committing to surgery. Call the office or use online booking today to schedule an appointment and learn more about your treatment options.
Knee osteoarthritis is typically treated with joint injections, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. Of the standard treatments, the most essential is exercise, which maintains joint movement and keeps your knee healthy as long as possible.
However, arthritis is a progressive disease. Eventually, the usual treatments stop working, and you struggle with daily pain that limits your mobility. That’s when most physicians say that a total knee replacement is your only option.
That’s also when it’s time to get a second opinion and consider a knee replacement alternative at Carolina Joint and Arthritis.
A knee replacement alternative involves other treatments that heal your knee and allow you to avoid or postpone joint replacement surgery. You may think you’ve tried everything. Otherwise, why would your doctor recommend a knee replacement?
But if you haven’t tried orthobiologics created by Dr. Yeargan, you haven’t reached the end of your options.
Dr. Yeargan is an expert and a leader in the field of orthobiologics. He intensively researched cell therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and autologous bone marrow aspirate concentrate (ABMAC). Then he developed new techniques and protocols that produced proven results for his patients.
One therapy he developed, Nanoplasty® and Mechanical Axis Deviation Procedure (NAMAD), treats knee osteoarthritis by restoring the damaged cartilage. NAMAD combines healing cells from your bone marrow with other advanced cells and injects them behind and in front of the cartilage.
The cells then do their natural job, activating healing and regenerating new cartilage and bone. As a result, you have less pain and improved joint movement. Many patients can put off knee replacement surgery for at least five years.
The only way to know is to schedule a time to talk with Dr. Yeargan. Bring your X-rays and other diagnostic images (if you have any), so he can review them. He will give you an honest opinion about whether his treatment can help or if you should consider knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Yeargan will also refer you to other experts if you want another opinion before committing to any further treatments. The important thing is that you get the information you need to make the best decision for your long-term health.
To learn more about an alternative to knee replacement, call Carolina Joint and Arthritis or book an appointment online today.