Can Stem Cells Really Help My Hip?March 22, 2019
Regenerative medicine is an exciting field of medicine that works by making use of your body’s own healing abilities to treat what might ordinarily have required a hospital visit and surgery. While surgery will always have a place in medicine, there are some conditions that may respond to minimally-invasive procedures such as regenerative medicine. Read on to find out if it’s right for you!
Hip conditions can vary from patient to patient. This can include fractures, joint issues, and wear and tear. Surgery options include replacement surgery, which can be time-consuming and risky depending on the patient. Recovery takes longer and you will be ‘put out of commission’ for weeks, even months, not to mention the rehabilitation it would involve. One in seven do not get the expected relief for which they had surgery.
With regenerative medicine, all of that is not needed. We extract bone marrow and inject them into the hip joint. The cells regenerate into the desired tissue cells and heals your hip. This is an outpatient procedure that takes place at our clinic – simply walk in, get the cells administered into your body, and then walk out again! The recovery phase takes less time, allowing you to resume your normal life faster than ever. Extracting cells from your body means no risk of rejection from your immune system.
Other regenerative medical procedures include concentrated growth factors (CGF), which works by taking donated healthy placentas and amniotic fluid, which stimulates tissue, ligament, and cell growth in the desired areas.
If you are suffering from pain in your hip and are considering surgery, contact us at PM&R Associates to learn if minimally-invasive regenerative medicine is the right option for you instead.