Stem Cell Therapy is a form of Regenerative Medicine; an injection treatment designed to heal injuries and reduce pain. Stem Cell Therapy can be used in the treatment of arthritis and injury to ligaments, tendons, cartilage, or bone. This form of therapy uses your own stem cells as a building block in order to mimic other damaged cells located in the joint. By doing this, your new stem cells are able to work to regenerate the damaged tissue therefore reducing pain and working to heal injuries and damage to your tissue.
Stem Cells are the only cells in the body able to morph into other types of specialized cells. Stem cells are found in many parts of the body, but are concentrated mostly in the bone marrow. We are able to aspirate bone marrow derived stem cells from a specific location of the pelvis (hip bone) called the iliac crest. The iliac crest contains a high concentration of stem cells and are ideal for stem cell therapy.
The procedure is simple, nearly painless (a local anesthetic is used), and takes about 30 minutes to complete. After the extraction, the stem cells are concentrated after being spun in a special centrifuge, increasing its potency and healing potential. The stem cells are then injected directly into the damaged area.
By using your body’s own natural healing powers and our knowledge we can repair the targeted tissue and relieve your pain. Once injected in the site, stem cells react with other cells to repair and rebuild the damaged tissue, which in turn accelerates healing, reduces pain, promotes strength and improves joint function.
There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant and lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries. Stem Cell Therapy can be used to treat injured or degenerating ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and even bone. Research also shows an 85% success rate for Stem Cell Therapy patients.
There may be mild soreness in the joint for up to a week after the procedure. Heavy exertion should be avoided during this period. Anti-inflammatory products such as aspirin, Motrin, Advil, and Aleve should be avoided for the first 2 weeks as it can adversely affect the stem cell function. We recommend taking Tylenol instead.
Most patients feel improvement a few months after the procedure.
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