Bone fracture injuries are common. In most cases, the bone can heal and regenerate. Whether the bone is immobilized with a cast or brace or surgically repaired to hold it in place, regeneration of new bone is necessary for recovery. When a bone fracture does not heal, it is called nonunion, a complication that can require revision surgery. Dr. Steven Struhl at Regenerative Orthopaedics in NYC offers stem cell therapy for bone nonunion, an alternative to bone fracture revision surgery.
There are millions of bone fractures sustained in the U.S. each year, and most heal appropriately with medical care. However, an estimated 5-10% of bone fractures experience nonunion, or not healing correctly. This can be due to a variety of factors. Smokers are prone to bone fracture nonunion, as well as those with certain health conditions. Revision surgery, bone grafting and other invasive options were once the only options for medical treatment. Stem cell therapy for bone nonunion is now an alternative that has had exceptional results for many patients.
Minimally-Invasive Treatment for Healing Bone Fractures
Stem cell therapy utilizes concentrated stem cells that are harvested from a patient’s bone marrow to heal damaged tissue. Stem cells can become many different types of tissue, including bone. When injected directly into a bone fracture that is experiencing a nonunion complication, stem cells can stimulate healing. Dr. Struhl and our medical team have had success with treating bone nonunion with stem cell therapy, avoiding the necessity of revision surgery. The treatment can be completed in-office and with minimal discomfort.
If you suffered from a bone fracture that is not healing correctly, stem cell therapy may be an option to repair your fracture. Contact us at Regenerative Orthopaedics, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Struhl to find out if stem cell therapy for bone nonunion is right for you. We have clinics in UES New York City and White Plains, NY, for your convenience.