Rocky Mountain Regenerative Medicine


by Colleen Grady •

April 24, 2023

Are you suffering from a meniscus tear? Meniscus tears are a common knee injury that can be incredibly painful and limit mobility. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides cushioning and support to the knee joint. When this cartilage is damaged, either through sudden trauma or repetitive strain, it can lead to a tear.

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own? In some cases yes it can since it is a living tissue and has blood supply. Traditional therapies like rest, ice, compression, and physical therapy, are helpful in some cases, but often fall short of fully healing the extent of the injury efficiently and effectively. In severe cases, orthopedic doctors may offer surgery to repair a meniscus tear, but let’s not forget about the lengthy recovery time, not to mention the potential risks and complications of knee surgery. .

But what if I told you there’s a better way with RMRM? Regenerative medicine therapies offer a new and effective approach to treating meniscus tears. Take platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for example. By injecting concentrated platelets into the site of the meniscus tear, PRP therapy can stimulate the body’s natural healing response and promote the growth of new tissue. The growth factors in the PRP can help regulate the immune response and reduce the production of proinflammatory cytokines.This means you could potentially avoid surgery altogether and get back to doing the things you love much quicker.

And let’s not forget about Stem Cell Therapy for a meniscus tear. Stem cells have been shown by research and our real life clients to repair damaged joint tissue, reduce inflammation, and regenerate damaged meniscus tissue. Stem cells secrete growth factors that promote tissue repair, regeneration, and decrease inflammation. This therapy involves harvesting your own stem cells from your adipose (fat) cells, processing them, and injecting them into the joint. By injecting stem cells into the joint, it is possible to stimulate the body’s natural repair mechanisms and promote healing.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “But are regenerative therapies safe and effective?” Both Stem Cell Therapy and PRP therapy are considered safe with minimal side effects, and minimal downtime or restrictions. Since these biologic therapies are derived from the patient’s own body, there is a low risk of an adverse reaction or infection. While regeneration and symptom improvement can take 3-6 months, most patients are back to their baseline functionality within 2 weeks, and continue to improve from there.

Don’t let a meniscus tear hold you back any longer. It’s time to explore your options and find the best solution for you. With regenerative medicine therapies, you could potentially avoid surgery, recover quicker, and get back to doing what you love with those who matter most. Don’t settle for less than the best, take action and explore your options today.


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