Knee Pain

Knee pain is commonly seen in the older population caused by osteoarthritis and in the younger population caused by trauma.  Knee pain can involve the joint, the ligaments or connective tissue, tendons or the bursas. Diagnosis will require an examination and usually some sort of study, like an x-ray or even an MRI.  Treatment consists of physical therapy, NSAID’s, injection therapy or surgery.  Injection therapy usually proceeds surgical intervention and commonly uses steroid and local anesthetic or a cushioning gel like Synvisc.

Now regenerative medicine can be used to obtain relief from pain and in some conditions, remission of the disease state.  Studies have shown clinical improvement with mild to moderate osteoarthritis in 50-61% of patients over a 3 to 12 month period.  Best results were obtained using leukocyte poor PRP. The improvement seen has allowed some patients to avoid further procedures including steroid injections and arthroscopy.

Osteoarthritis is only one cause of knee pain.  Trauma involving tendon and ligament damage can also be addressed.  Patellar tendonosis, a common cause of knee pain, has been shown to respond to PRP as well as patellar bursitis.

Using regenerative medicine techniques we are now able to give our patients more options and with improving results.  The ultimate goal is to achieve improved function with minimal pain, without surgery.



Advanced Pain Modalities
3195 W. Ray Road
Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85226
Phone: [480] 756-6789


Physician Surgery Center of Tempe
1940 E Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Banner Desert Surgical Center
1500 S. Dobson Road
Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85206