Dr. med. Peter Krause
Specialist in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Chiropractic, and Naturopathic Medicine
Spine Specialist for Over 30 Years
Comprehensive Consultation & Personal Treatment
More than 30,000 Spinal Interventions Performed
Damaged cartilage in joints can lead to chronic pain conditions, which can only be marginally improved with conventional therapy forms. Moreover, in many cases, the damaged cartilage tissue heals incompletely or not at all. The use of the so-called AMT procedure can achieve significantly improved therapy outcomes, both in terms of pain treatment and in the regeneration of damaged cartilage tissue. For this reason, we have incorporated the AMT procedure into our range of treatments at the Wirbelsäulen-Institut München.
Introduction to the AMT Procedure
AMT stands for Autologous Micro-Transplantation Technology. This is a non-surgical method primarily used in the field of pain management in joints and for cartilage regeneration in various musculoskeletal diseases. The procedure is natural and does not rely on the administration of painkillers or other medications. Instead, it involves the implantation of the patient's own cartilage tissue, which has been harvested from another area, into the affected joints or the area of cartilage damage. The previously biopsied tissue locally stimulates the regeneration of the damaged cartilage tissue. As a result, it can also lead to a reduction in chronic pain conditions, such as those experienced in arthritis. Due to its naturalness, the AMT procedure is usually very well tolerated. Additionally, its minimally invasive nature ensures that the patient is not subjected to unnecessary stress. The AMT procedure is a patented medical method developed by the pharmaceutical company RegeneraActiva, and its effectiveness has been proven in numerous clinical studies.
The cartilage material needed for the microtransplantation in the AMT procedure is harvested from the ear cartilage. This source is particularly well-suited for the intended purpose because ear cartilage contains a high concentration of so-called precursor cells. These can form new cartilage, enabling the harvested material to contribute to the regeneration of damaged cartilage tissue elsewhere. Since the tissue comes from the patient's own body, there is also no risk of rejection by the body, and the desired effect occurs particularly quickly.
Potential Applications of the AMT Procedure at the Wirbelsäulen-Institut München
The developer of the AMT procedure lists several areas of application where good therapeutic outcomes can be expected. This includes primarily the treatment of pain in joints with damaged cartilage tissue. The procedure is also promising for injuries and trauma to joint cartilage, resulting in stiffness and limited mobility.
This is because conventional cartilage tissue has difficulty regenerating itself due to limited access to nutrients and precursor cells. Degenerative processes, such as those observed in arthritis, often progress quickly in affected joints with cartilage damage. However, by micro-implanting tissue from the ear cartilage, the body's own regeneration processes can be stimulated. This not only alleviates pain but also improves symptoms of stiffness and restricted joint mobility. Therefore, the AMT procedure is potentially suitable for treating almost all degenerative and injury-related cartilage damage in joints.
Whether the AMT procedure is appropriate in your case can only be determined after a thorough examination and the resulting diagnosis at the Wirbelsäulen-Institut München.
Treatment Procedure of the AMT Method
Once we have determined that the AMT procedure is suitable for your therapy, the procedure is carried out in several steps.
First, the necessary tissue is harvested from the ear cartilage. This step is done under local anesthesia using a special punch with a diameter of 2.5 mm. Three biopsies are taken from the ear cartilage.
Next, the harvested tissue is processed so that it can be used for the subsequent microtransplantation. This step includes the extraction and disaggregation of the tissue to obtain the microimplant.
Finally, the resulting AMT solution is injected into the joint with the damaged cartilage as the last step of the treatment, similar to a normal joint injection.
At the Wirbelsäulen-Institut München, the patient is the focus
- Central location in Arabellapark Munich, with good parking options
- Each patient is personally seen, examined, and treated by Dr. Krause
- The individual case of illness remains in one hand
- A very private atmosphere with friendly staff
- No assembly line work
- Very generous appointment scheduling, no waiting times
- For new patients, we plan at least 30 minutes of consultation time
- Own digital X-ray & own MRI
- Treatments under short anesthesia for patients with fear of injections/phobia
- Some treatments can also be carried out for patients with statutory health insurance at the neighboring Arabellaklinik. The treating physician/surgeon is Dr. Krause himself.
Frequently asked questions about the AMT procedure
Wirbelsäulen-Institut München: In Good Hands for Joint Complaints
If you have joint complaints, confidently turn to our orthopedic specialist clinic in Munich.
Dr. Peter Krause and his team offer you more than 30 years of experience in treating joint and spinal disorders with all common treatment methods, from conventional to minimally invasive and surgical. In addition, our clinic is equipped with its own facilities for imaging diagnostic procedures (digital X-ray and MRI). Your individual case of illness always remains in one hand with us.
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