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Azle: if you are trying to avoid knee replacement surgery, you may be a candidate for a regenerative medicine or stem cell treatment at the GARM Clinic located on the Caribbean Island of Roatan.
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Azle: Can you avoid knee replacement surgery?

Usually, injuries that cause knee pain in Azle are treated through regular surgery, and most of the time the recovery is painful. Can you avoid knee replacement surgery?  Yes, in some cases. 

If you’ve been told you need a knee replacement, you may be a candidate for a regenerative medicine or stem cell treatment at the GARM Clinic located on the Caribbean Island of Roatan.

Knee pain is a common condition: one third of all doctor’s visits in the U.S. are due to muscle or knee pain. This is mostly due to overuse, injuries, previous accidents, previous injuries, or degenerative changes that occur over time.

Can you avoid knee replacement surgery by treating knee pain with stem cells?  

In some cases, yes.  To determine if a stem cell treatment is appropriate for you, click here to schedule a telemedicine appointment with the GARM Clinic’s Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Glenn C. Terry, M.D. Dr. Terry is a U.S., board certified orthopedic surgeon who also calls Roatan his home.

“The benefits for using a stem cell procedure for a patient who is a good candidate can sometimes equal a well-performed surgery, and the risks are much lower than the risks of surgery,”  states Glenn C. Terry, M.D.

What are the benefits of stem cell treatments for knee pain?

  1. FAST RESULTS – usually within a few weeks, and including reduced pain, more flexibility, easier to go about your day.
  2. NO DOWN TIME
  3. AFFORDABLE – most treatments are a fraction of the cost of surgery.

Check out the testimony from one of our patients below about how she was able to avoid knee replacement surgery, and contact us to talk about your case!

Who Founded GARM Clinic?

Glenn C. Terry, M.D., a prominent U.S. orthopedic surgeon with a strong international reputation, known for four decades of contributions to Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, retired from the prestigious Hughston Clinic in January, 2012.  Dr. Terry quickly realized that retirement was not for him.  From the beginning of arthroscopic surgery, to the dawn of biologics’ utilization, Dr. Terry has remained curious. As an example, he pursued educating himself in arthroscopy and after three years, was among only 10% of orthopedic surgeons operating arthroscopically in the U.S.

Because of his intense curiosity and commitment to excellence in all things patient related, Dr. Terry chose to commit himself completely to his fascination with biologics, specifically, autologous stem cell and biocellular treatments, and the associated signaling to the healing capabilities these provided. This often means the ability to treat conditions like knee painwithout surgery.

Currently, Dr. Terry is the founder and medical director of the GARM Clinic, located on the Island of Roatán, in the Western Caribbean. 

Dr. Terry states, “We chose Roatán for the GARM Clinic because we already had a home here. The environment on the second largest barrier reef in the world is pristine, the island is tranquil and safe, and the people are wonderful.  I truly enjoy the strong friendships and bonds that have been forged here in Roatán.”  Dr. Terry continues, “Our vision was to locate our clinic in as serene an environment as possible, while building a first class research and treatment facility.” 

“In establishing all of our treatment protocols, we tried to respect the FDA’s clinical study guidelines. However, the FDA clearly stated in its guidance released in December, 2017, that treatments for patients using fat, bone marrow, or blood as a source for stem cells to treat joint, tendon and muscle conditions are not considered approved by the FDA or legal in the U.S. at this time. We did not want to place our patients in an awkward situation regarding legality, even though thousands of published studies have documented the safety of these stem cell sources for procedures conducted in a responsible manner. Therefore,  Roatán really was the best location for our clinic. Plus, it’s easy to get here from any major city in the U.S. and Canada,” adds Dr. Terry.

This article also appears on TotalHealth.Solutions here.