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Knee Conditions & Treatments

Knee Arthritis

Meniscus Tears

Tendon & Ligament Tears

Overuse Injuries

Other Conditions

If you’ve experienced any of these conditions, you may be a candidate for Stem Cell Therapy.

Are You a Candidate?

Use your own stem cells to accelerate the healing process

If you have a knee injury or have chronic knee pain from arthritis or a past injury, you may be a candidate for a great knee replacement alternative, stem cell therapy.

In about four hours, our physicians can collect and deploy your own stem cells to reduce pain and inflammation and accelerate your body’s natural healing. We use a nearly pain-free process to collect stem cells from your natural fat deposits or bone marrow. Our procedure requires only local anesthesia and, in most cases, recovery is almost immediate — you can be back to work the next day.

See if you're a candidate for stem cell therapy for knees. 

Get back to doing what you love with regenerative therapy for knees and without invasive knee replacement surgery.

Listen to Dr. Pope, M.D. explain the traditional treatment pathway and how stem cell treatment for knees may be an alternative solution.


Dr. Pope, a medical doctor specializing in arthritis treatment, delves into the various options available for addressing this common condition. He emphasizes the fundamental issue in arthritis: the loss of cartilage in affected joints, resulting in inflammation, damage, and trauma. Traditionally, treatment options have been largely palliative, aimed at managing symptoms rather than addressing the underlying cause. These include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, cortisone shots, and joint lubrication injections, which provide temporary relief but fail to halt the progression of the disease.

However, Dr. Pope introduces regenerative medicine as a potential game-changer in arthritis treatment. He highlights how regenerative medicine seeks to address the root cause of arthritis by utilizing the patient's own stem cells to regenerate and repair damaged tissue. Unlike traditional approaches, which are applying band-aids, regenerative medicine aims to fundamentally alter the joint environment and structure, potentially offering long-term benefits.

Dr. Pope discusses the drawbacks of traditional treatments, such as the limited efficacy of cortisone shots and joint lubrication injections, as well as the risks associated with surgery, including joint replacements. While surgery can provide relief, it also carries significant risks, including infection and the need for revision surgeries. He advocates for reserving surgery as a last resort due to its irreversible nature.

In contrast, regenerative medicine offers a minimally invasive alternative with promising safety and efficacy profiles. Dr. Pope emphasizes the importance of incorporating regenerative medicine into the treatment protocol for arthritis, particularly for patients who may benefit from its ability to address the underlying cause of the disease. He underscores the role of regenerative medicine as an additional tool in the medical arsenal, offering hope for improved outcomes and quality of life for arthritis patients.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Compared to the risks associated with knee replacement surgery, stem cell therapy utilizing adult stem cells is minimal and considered safe. When using adult stem cell knee injections collected from the patient's own body, the risks of adverse reactions are minimized. The most common side effects are pain and swelling. The biggest risk is infection but because of the minimal invasiveness of the procedure, it is extremely rare.

Stem cell knee injections are able to regenerative the cartilage in your knee joints and keep you out of the operating room. Stem cell injections are the most advanced regenerative treatments for the treatment of knee pain due to arthritis, degenerative conditions, traumatic ligament injuries, or meniscus tears.


Injections of stem cells can help reduce inflammation, repair damaged tissue, and may even help prevent knee replacement surgery. First, some adipose (fat) tissue is extracted from your own body using a minimally invasive "mini liposuction" technique involving local anesthesia. Stem cells are harvested from the tissue and then injected into the injured area.


Patients who have arthritis or a partial tear who are otherwise in good health may respond well to stem cell therapy, as it works best in healthy people. You can get all of the facts about stem cell therapy for knees and have your questions and concerns addressed during your free consultation.

As of 2023, stem cell therapies are not typically covered by routine insurance. A few companies with private self-directed insurance and some workman's comp cover stem procedures.

Learn about the different types of stem cells:
Adipose, bone marrow, embryonic and others
How Stem Cells Work

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The Stem Cell Therapy Process



Initial consultation

Our expert physicians will meet with you by phone or in-person to review your medical history and will determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy. If we agree stem cell therapy can help, we’ll schedule your first appointment in our offices in either Kansas City or Manhattan, Kansas.




In most cases our outpatient treatment takes four hours and is nearly pain free. You do not have to “go under.” On the day of your procedure, our physicians will collect stem cells using only local anesthesia - Fat is obtained from the low back or abdomen, bone marrow is obtained from the back part of the hip. After stem cell collection, you will relax in a private room. Once processed, your stem cells will be injected into the area of need using a highly sophisticated ultrasound instrument with enhanced needle visualization for precise delivery of your stem cells. We use a C-ARM for back injections. Fluroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-RAYS to obtain real time moving images of the interior of an object. In some cases, we also administer an IV of your stem cells during treatment to further enhance your body’s natural healing process.



Follow-up Treatment

There is virtually no recovery time from your stem cell therapy procedure. Most people are back to work the following day.

Physical Therapy - KRMC has partnered with several physical therapist providers specifically trained in therapy following regenerative treatments. The combination of regenerative medicine and physical therapy to correct biomechanical imbalances offers patients an empowering way to take control of their lives.

Our medical staff will remain in touch with you during your recovery process to answer questions.

Payment Options

Patients who are considered to be candidates will be invited for a consultation with one of our panel physicians completely free of charge. Treatment cost varies depending on the disease state being treated and which type of stem cell deployment is required. To apply for medical financing, visit Bank of the Flint Hills.

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