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? allu.md/stemcell 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.