ALLURE MEDICAL - all•u Magazine all·u Magazine Spring 2018 - Page 28

STOP! [ BEFORE YOU HAVE A KNEE REPLACEMENT KNEE REPLACEMENT • This surgery is non-regenerative. • Around 20% of people are left with significant pain after joint replacement. • Long recovery time with limited mobility that can last months. • About 2% of people undergoing total joint replacement have complications. • Risks include: blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, infection, and even death. HIGH RISK: This surgery “ cuts out the knee joint completely and replaces it with metal and screws. “We have never seen anything like this before. Instead of putting a band-aid on arthritis pain with drugs and shots, we’re actually able to regenerate the joint. So far, all of our patients have responded to stem cell treatments.” - Dr. Charles Mok, Founder Allure Medical 28 SPRING 2018 Consider your options, s t e m c e l l s o b t a i n e d from your own fat tissue are being used to r e g e n e r a t e a n d stimulate the growth of new cartilage s o y o u d o n ’ t h a v e t o g o t h r o u g h a d e b i l i t a t i n g s u r g e r y. STEM CELL THERAPY ● This procedure is non-surgical & regenerative, and regrows cartilage ● Allure obtains your stem cells from your own fat using a mini-liposuction procedure. ● Patients experience minimal discomfort during this micro procedure. ● There is no sedation used and no downtime. ● For most patients, symptoms begin to improve within 1 to 2 months. ● The cost of stem cell treatment is a fraction of the current patient care expenses of a knee replacement. ● There are no safety concerns or adverse effects associated with stem cell therapy. WANT MORE ON STEM CELLS? To learn more from Dr. Charles Mok about stem cell therapy for arthritis and to receive a free stem cell for arthritis booklet, scan the QR code.