Can every joint be preserved?

We offer our treatments for any form of cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. In principle, they can save every joint, but it would be unprofessional to claim that we always achieve this. It is essentially impossible to make such promises in medicine. However, the literature supports us and encourages us to fight for every joint.

What should be considered before undergoing treatment?

Before the treatment, the skin around the affected joint should be in good condition. Please inform us about any allergies or medication. And let us know if you take any blood thinners.

Does the treatment work for severe osteoarthritis?

With our special Avancell Treatment Plans, we offer tailored therapies based on the severity of your joint problems:

1. Avancell Level I: Mild cartilage damage (Osteoarthritis Grade I–II) with a slight inflammatory response or mild joint effusion (Pain VAS 0–3).

2. Avancell Level II: Moderate cartilage damage (Osteoarthritis Grade III) with a moderate inflammatory response or moderate joint effusion (Pain VAS 4–6).

3. Avancell Level III: Severe cartilage damage (Osteoarthritis Grade IV) with a strong inflammatory response or severe joint effusion (Pain VAS >6).

How does the treatment work?

We analyze your cartilage situation in detail. Based on this analysis, we create an individual treatment plan. This plan is tailored to meet your specific needs and, hence, highly effective. We offer personalized medicine for your joint.

What should be considered after the treatment?

After the treatment, the treated area may be slightly swollen. Please use a cold pack for about 20 minutes per day for the first three days. For mild pain, we recommend a mild pain reliever such as paracetamol or Parkemed. The knee can be moved and bear weight immediately. And, of course, you can always reach us during this time.

Is the treatment lifelong?

According to the current literature, we can expect to achieve long-lasting pain relief or pain reduction. Given that cartilage is subject to constant dynamics and stress, it may, of course, be necessary in individual cases to repeat the treatment – or to suggest an alternative therapy.

Are any risks associated with the treatment?

The only risk is a minimal potential for inflammation during any puncture of the joint or the skin. This risk – at about 0.1% – is manageable. If inflammation occurs, an antibiotic must be taken. Other possible side effects include swelling, bruising, or sensory disturbance, but these are temporary and easy to treat.

Is stem cell treatment effective?

We specialize in joint preservation. All our doctors and other medical staff undergo continuous training and work at the cutting edge of science. Our methods are confirmed by the latest studies and we also conduct ambitious research in the field. Furthermore, we maintain an international network of joint preservation experts, with whom we are in constant communication.