Stem Cells for Knees

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC, Columbia, SC, Anderson, SC and Asheville, NC

Stem cell therapy is an effective treatment that can address knee pain and injury. Stem cells are a unique type of cell that can adapt to a targeted treatment environment and turn into a specialized cell particular to that area of the body. This treatment involves injecting stem cells into the knees, where they differentiate and proliferate within the damaged tissue and promote healing and regeneration. This can not only relieve painful symptoms but also solve problems of knee tissue damage at their source.

At Daisy Stem Cell Therapy, Dr. John C. Haasis III and his team provide stem cell therapy for patients in the areas of North and South Carolina. He runs his facilities with a focus on cutting-edge stem cell science and the achievement of efficient and exceptional results. For more information, call (864) 775-5682 or contact us online.

About Stem Cells for Knees

Knee pain can be an inconvenient and debilitating condition, as the knees are crucial to standing, walking, and participating in everyday life. It can be caused by several factors, including ruptured ligaments, torn cartilage, gout, and infection. Discomfort in the knees is often accompanied by swelling, stiffness, instability, and being unable to fully straighten the knee. Another common cause of knee pain is osteoarthritis, the gradual reduction of protective cartilage in between the leg bones that meet at the knee. This causes the bones to rub against each other, leading to bothersome discomfort and eventual loss of functionality. (1) Physical therapy, medication, and surgery can address these symptoms in some cases. However, these may not be enough, and surgery may be too invasive, too inconvenient, and too costly. Luckily, stem cell therapy can treat symptoms of knee pain directly and even heal the injury or eliminate the condition.

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells are the primary building blocks of the human body. They are undifferentiated, which means that they have the potential to turn into a wide variety of specialized cells that make up specific areas and functions in the body. They are a great therapeutic solution because they can turn into specialized cells by simple proximity to their target and continue to proliferate as that particular cell type over time. This means that providers like Dr. Haasis can place stem cells into your knee where they will differentiate into functional ligament, cartilage, and bone cells that can heal injuries and treat conditions. In some instances, they can even restore functionality to severely affected knees. Stem cell therapy has proven to be a promising treatment for knee conditions like osteoarthritis. (2)

Benefits of Stem Cells for Knees

Receiving stem cell therapy for your knees comes with many benefits. These include:

  • Healing and repairing damaged cartilage
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Reducing discomfort
  • Improving knee mobility and functionality
  • Alleviating your symptoms without the need for invasive surgery
  • Providing significant results without lengthy recovery times
  • Posing a low risk of complications
  • Achieving results through natural processes of healing
  • Preventing further damage to your knee

Where Do Stem Cells for Stem Cell Therapy Come From?

Stem cells can be autograft (from the patient) or allograft (from elsewhere). Dr. Haasis uses allograft stem cells from a trusted stem cell bank.

Who is a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an excellent treatment modality for patients with knee pain, knee injury, or osteoarthritis. If you are ready to address these issues and want to forego the tedious and uncomfortable process of invasive knee surgery, this treatment could be right for you. It is also a wise decision to try stem cell therapy if other treatment options have failed to provide adequate results. You should be in good health, as this will increase the likelihood that the stem cells take properly to their new location and your body can benefit from their proliferation. You can find out if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy by scheduling a personal consultation at our facility.

Personal Consultation

At your personal consultation, Dr. Haasis will be thorough in explaining the stem cell therapy process and thoughtful in answering all of your questions. Our goal is to ensure that you can make an informed decision about receiving one of our treatments. We perform comprehensive patient consultations to determine candidacy. This involves asking you in-depth questions about your medical history, including all past conditions, prescriptions, and surgeries. We will also perform some physical evaluations, such as a blood test. This process will help us evaluate if stem cell therapy is a worthwhile endeavor for the treatment of your condition. If we feel that our services could help in any way, we can give you an accurate cost estimate for your treatment. We will create a personalized treatment plan, and schedule your next appointment at the end of your consultation.

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Haasis, call (864) 775-5682 or fill out this form.


Preparing for your stem cell therapy will increase the efficacy of your treatment and the speed at which you experience relief from your symptoms. We recommend starting or maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet in the weeks leading up to and following your treatment. You should also lead an active lifestyle where possible, exercising regularly. If your knee problems prevent you from performing conventional exercises, we can recommend some activities that could serve as effective substitutes. You should also halt the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. These substances can impact your health and prevent the stem cells from taking full effect. All of these preparation steps can help the stem cells work properly within your knees and provide healing, regeneration, and the alleviation of your discomfort.

Stem Cell Therapy Procedure

The stem cell therapy procedure is quick and simple. After the stem cells are properly prepared, we will begin your procedure by administering a local anesthetic to prevent discomfort. We will then inject the stem cells directly into your knee. When your procedure is complete, you may go home.


You will not need to take time off from work or everyday activities while you recover from stem cell therapy. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for the first few days to allow the stem cells to settle into their new environment. You may experience some redness, bruising, and tenderness near your injection site. These symptoms are common and will go away on their own in the first few days after treatment.


When you receive your injections, the stem cell integration process will just be beginning. It can take some time for these cells to differentiate into the relevant specialized cells. Once they do this, it can take several months for them to begin healing and regenerating healthy cells within your knees. For this reason, the results of your treatment will reveal themselves gradually over time. The effects will be subtle, and you will slowly notice a reduction in your discomfort and an increase in the functionality of your knees. Your results will be long-lasting, and continuing traditional physical therapy exercises will help to prolong them.

How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost in the Carolinas?

The cost of your stem cell therapy will depend on the particulars of your treatment plan. You can discuss the cost and other concerns at your personal consultation. To learn more about the benefits of stem cells for knee pain with Dr. Haasis, call (864) 775-5682 or visit our contact page for more information.


How effective is stem cell therapy for knee pain?

The effectiveness of stem cell therapy can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the injury, the type and source of stem cells used, and individual patient characteristics. It’s essential for individuals considering stem cell therapy to consult with a healthcare provider who can provide personalized guidance based on their specific condition and medical history.

Is stem cell therapy painful?

Stem cell therapy is not a painful process. Before we make any injections into the body, we administer local anesthesia that will completely numb the treatment area. It is possible to experience discomfort in the injection site after the procedure, but this is typically mild and resolves itself in a matter of days. 

Will stem cell therapy treat my knee problems?

Every patient responds to stem cell therapy differently. If your knee issues are severe, you may require invasive surgery to achieve substantial results. 

What is recovery from stem cell therapy like?

There is little to mention in terms of recovery from stem cell therapy. It requires no downtime and rarely leads to bothersome side effects or complications. You should avoid strenuous activity for the first couple of days to ensure that the stem cells can work properly within the treatment area.


  1. Sen R, Hurley JA. Osteoarthritis. National Library of Medicine. Published February 20, 2023. 
  2. Huang R, Li W, Zhao Y, Yang F, Xu M. Clinical efficacy and safety of stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Medicine. 2020;99(11):e19434. doi: