Many patients who pursue a knee or hip replacement assume they are going for a routine medical procedure that gives them a new joint. In reality they are going for a joint amputation, which is then replaced with an artificial prosthesis. Moreover the real risks associated with these surgeries is dramatically more significant than what any common sense individual would equate with a routine medical procedure. The attached infographic shows the real risks associated with these major invasive surgeries which few patients appropriately realize. Compare that to a low risk autologous biologic treatment such as the Regenexx same day stem cell treatment protocol. The future is in lower risk percutaneous treatments rather than higher risk surgeries. These treatments are available now.
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