Multiple studies and continual research show that stem cell therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration and provide pain relief. Using a patient’s own stem cells for cartilage repair is an exciting non-surgical option, versus the need for joint replacement surgery. At Regenerative Orthopaedics in New York, Dr. Steven Struhl and our medical team utilize stem cell therapy for cartilage repair, offering joint pain relief for patients.
According to a study by doctors at Georgia Regents University, stem cell therapies have the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, combat cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief and improve patient mobility. One of the most promising sources of cellular regenerative medicine is from mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs can be isolated from adipose tissue, bone marrow, synovial tissue and other sources. Our patients suffering from cartilage damage have had incredible treatment results at Regenerative Orthopaedics.
Benefits of Regenerative Medicine for Cartilage Repair
What makes stem cells so promising and effective for cartilage repair? There are several benefits of using regenerative medicine, or stem cell therapy, to repair damaged cartilage. Some of these benefits include:
- Stem cells come from the patient’s own body, therefore they are not rejected
- A homing mechanism targets the stem cells to the damaged site
- Stem cells can morph into cartilage cells
- The procedure is minimally-invasive with little discomfort and no downtime
- Stem cell therapy can be performed in-office without surgery
Stem cell therapy can be used on its own or in conjunction with other cartilage repair treatments. Dr. Struhl is a top orthopaedic surgeon who offers both stem cell therapy and orthopaedic surgery and treatments for cartilage repair at his clinics in White Plains and NYC.
To see if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy to repair cartilage damage, please contact one of our offices.