STEM CELL THERAPY

Stem cells can develop into many different cell types in the body during life and growth. They can also divide without limit to repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation by replenishing damaged cells. These cells may be affected by injury, disease, or age.

 

Stem cell therapy uses harvested cells to aid the healing process. Healthy cells injected precisely into the part of the body that requires treatment help tissue regenerate and increase blood flow.

Conditions Treated

According to The American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgeons, stem cells can assist the body in forming new tendons, ligaments, and articular cartilage.

 

Stem cell treatments can be used to treat the knees, shoulders, feet, ankles, and hips. At Ortho Stem Center, we use stem cells to address our patients’ orthopedic concerns, such as:

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears

  • Subacromial and subdeltoid bursitis

  • Labral tears (SLAP)

  • Biceps tendon pathology

  • Shoulder (glenohumeral) arthritis

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint pathology

  • Chondromalacia and osteochondral defects

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)

  • Olecranon bursitis

  • Elbow arthritis

  • Triceps tendonitis

  • Meniscal tears

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprains

  • Quadriceps and patellar tendonitis

  • Knee arthritis

Treatment And Recovery

Stem cell treatments are non-surgical procedures that usually take less than one hour to complete. Stem cells can be harvested from your bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. Growth factors can also be derived from amniotic tissue. Our expert team helps to ensure proper placement and successful results.

Post-procedure, patients are encouraged to rest for 24 to 48 hours, but they also begin physical therapy within one week of treatment. Patients begin light exercise shortly after, and transition to exercises with more resistance.

More Tips

Keep the injection site clean and dry. Do not use ice on the injection site. You may experience swelling and bruising. You may use Tylenol as needed, but do not take more than 3,000 mg of Tylenol in 24 hours. Do not use Tylenol if you have liver pathology or your PCP directs you otherwise.

 

For 1 week before and 2 weeks after your injection, do not use aspirin, unless otherwise directed by your primary care physician or cardiologist. In addition, do not use NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Voltaren, Mobic, Daypro, Feldene, Lodine, Orudis or Ansaid).

 

Stem Cell Therapy can be paired with

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment.

More Information

We encourage scheduling a consultation to determine if this therapy is right for you.

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