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Avoid ACL Surgery with Cell Therapy & PRP Injections in Los Angeles County

What is it?

An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) — one of the major ligaments in the knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur in athletes during sports that involve sudden stops or changes in direction, jumping and landing — such as soccer, basketball, football and downhill skiing (Source: Mayo Clinic).


Signs and symptoms of an ACL injury usually include:

• A loud “pop” sensation in the knee

• Severe pain and inability to continue activity

• Rapid swelling

• Loss of range of motion


The knee joint is a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and other tissues that work together. It’s important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis to determine the severity of the injury and get proper treatment.


Our Holistic Treatment

It’s important to understand the root of problem causing the tear to avoid re-tears and further injuries and complications. The typical cell procedure provider uses an automated one-size-fits-all centrifuge to prepare cells. At The Patel Center for Functional Regeneration, our processing allows us to custom tailor our regenerative mixtures for your ACL Tear injury and our patented two-tier processing results in 10 to 20 times more cells available for your treatment. While some practices add platelet rich plasma to their cell concentrate, we use a proprietary super concentrated platelet mix. By mixing our second generation, lab prepared Platelet Rich Plasma (which contains slow release growth factors) and our third generation platelet lysate (immediately available growth factors), we were able to get adult cells to grow many times more than just PRP or platelet lysate alone.

61% of patients are able to  avoid surgery all together with physical therapy alone. Using the regenerative potential of your own body’s cells we can help even more patients avoid surgery. Avoid ACL surgery and get back to life faster.

ACL Injury Statistics

• There are approximately 100,000 to 200,000 ACL ruptures per year in the United States alone. These injuries are common in professional and recreational athletes across multiple different sports. (Source: Incidence Rate of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions)

• 70% of all ACL tears are from non-contact ACL injuries. (Source: Noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries: risk factors and prevention strategies)

acl surgery complications

Unfortunately, it is less common that patients get the above, and more common that standard traditional treatment includes ACL surgery. Although this option may be reasonable for specific situations, it is our belief that these treatments are used way too excessively and carry real risks. ACL surgery carries real risks including prolonged a recovery and downtime, chronic pain, worsening degeneration and the possibility of re-tears in athletes. While there are risks in every type of treatment, something as irreversible as surgery should be a last resort if possible. Studies have shown that up to 31% of patients after an ACL surgery experience a re-tear either of the knee that underwent surgery or the other knee. Which summarizes the need to take precautions and weigh out all your options before opting to undergo surgery and to make sure that your medical team is addressing the root underlying cause of your condition. In some more extreme cases surgery may be absolutely necessary however undergoing regenerative medicine treatments can still set you up for the best possible outcomes.

Patient Success Story

Hear Leanna’s story about her full ACL tear injury without surgery after undergoing regenerative medicine treatment from Dr. Patel.


Dr. Shounuck Patel, DO is a leader in the field of orthopedic regenerative medicine.


Deby Pierce

"Dr. Patel and all of his staff will definitely ease your pain and worries. Having Spinal Stenosis, knee problems as well as ankle problems they have made my life so much better. My last treatment was 2 years and 3 months ago. I just did a second treatment this week. Before that I was getting spinal epidurals every 3 months and living on ibuprofen and pain prescriptions. I haven't had that anymore. It's been 2 years and 3 months. He offers so much care and spends all the time in the world with you."

Mary Allwright

"My meniscus was disintegrating. After my platelet treatment, is now whole. It is a constant source of wonder to me that sidewalk curbs which used to seem like climbing Mount Everest are no longer a challenge. Seven months out, I’m still experiencing small improvements in mobility that I didn’t even realize I had lost. An altogether life-affirming experience."

Eva Cardenas

"I am extremely thankful for everything Dr. Patel and his staff have done for my husband. Dr. Patel was very thorough during the evaluation and answered all of our questions very carefully. During my husband’s Spine PRP procedure, everyone made him feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. My husband is now doing great. Thank you so much for everything!"

Courtney Carini

"I owe Dr. Patel my life. When I came to him I was in level 10 pain constantly, and had been bed ridden for several months. After 3 PRP treatments I am now a fully functioning human with zero pain throughout most of each day! I can even go back to activities like working out, dancing, and aerial arts! The diet and supplements he put me on even got rid of my migraines - something I've seen specialists for since I was 12!!! This man is brilliant, kind, funny, and extremely patient. He will sit with you and answer every little question you have and geek out with you on the science behind it. I literally trust him with my life."

Schedule a consultation

Find out if you are a Regenerative Medicine candidate. Learn about how Dr. Patel can help heal your ACL tear injury. We service Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Diego County and beyond. For more information contact our patient concierge at or call us at (310) 929-9790.

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