Meniscus tears are unfortunately common and can be quite painful. There are many pain management options for tears of the Meniscus. In this article, we are going to discuss Meniscus tears and how they can be effectively treated with PRP therapy.

Meniscus Tears

The Meniscus works to cushion your knee and balance weight across the knee. A working Meniscus is essential to your knee’s ability to function properly. Meniscus tears occur due to excessive turning or twisting when the foot is planted. It is a common injury among basketball and football players. As the body ages, the Meniscus can wear out and make injury more likely.

How PRP Works

PRP injections are a stem cell medicine treatment that use the patient’s own blood plasma to naturally regenerate damaged tissue. Here’s how the process works:

  • A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient.
  • That blood is then run through a centrifuge that separates out the platelet-rich plasma.
  • After that, the platelet-rich plasma is re-injected into the patient’s body at the area of injury.
  • The platelets go to work immediately and begin to rebuild damaged tissue and rejuvenate the area.

This is a completely natural and relatively painless process that offers an excellent alternative to surgery for many patients. Furthermore, PRP can be used to treat a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions. Ask your doctor if PRP is a good treatment option for your Meniscus tear.

Twin Cities Pain Management

Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN offers the most innovative pain relief methods available. Our pain management physicians are board-certified and have over twenty years of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Whether you’re dealing with an injury or a chronic pain condition, we have the knowledge and experience to reduce your pain. Contact us today to set up your appointment with one of our Minnesota pain relief specialists. Our primary clinics are conveniently located in Minneapolis and Edina, but we work with patients throughout the state of Minnesota.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The health and safety of our patients and our staff at Stem Cell Centers of MN are very important to us. What you need to know.

Stem Cell Centers of MN will remain open and will be offering appointments to our patients. We want to let you know that we are in constant contact with the Minnesota Department of Health, we are staying up-to-date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

If you have an upcoming appointment and you are experiencing upper respiratory symptoms, flu-like symptoms travelled internationally within the last two weeks or if you’ve been in contact with those confirmed with the coronavirus, please call the office and reschedule your appointments for a later date. This will help us protect patients and staff that do not experience any symptoms

For your safety, the safety of other patients and the safety of our staff, please limit the number of visitors you bring to the clinic. You will be allowed to bring one support person. We do not recommend bringing children to your appointment. Patients coming into the clinic for an appointment will have their temperature taken before entering our office and a few screening questions will be asked by our medical staff.

We do offer virtual visits. This service will allow us to connect, screen and if appropriate treat you from the comfort of your home.

How it works:

  • Call our office at (612) 987-0775 and speak to staff about scheduling time between 9 am and 4 pm for a virtual visit.
  • The staff member will then email you a link to the doxy.me website, where you can access the “Virtual Exam Room” via your computer tablet or smartphone.
  • This is a covered service with most insurance companies including Medicare, however, if it is not covered by your plan, then there will be an additional fee.
  • At the scheduled time, you and your provider will access the virtual exam room and conduct your visit.

For information on prevention, symptoms and what to do if you’re feeling sick, please call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920.

Please refer to these links from the CDC for recommendations regarding travel and general guidance at home, school, and the workplace.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

Stay safe and Healthy!

Sincerely,
Stem Cell Centers of MN

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