Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to treat minor to moderate conditions formally where surgery would be the primary option. Stem cell therapy is an alternative to surgery through an office based procedure. Through advanced technology stem cell therapy is now a quick and easy alternative to surgery.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body during early life and growth. In addition, in many tissues they serve as of internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
Regenerative Growth Factors
Stem cells have high natural growth factors that promote healing. These growth factors also naturally decrease inflammation.
- How is it performed?
- Patient’s stem cells are obtained from their pelvic (hip) bone. The practitioner then concentrates the stem cells over 10 fold in a special centrifuge.
- How long does it take?
- This office based procedure takes 30 minutes. Patients can leave at the conclusion of the procedure.
- Does it hurt?
- A local anesthetic is used. This results in minimal discomfort.
- How Well Does it Work?
- There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant and lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries. Common injuries include early to advanced arthritis, knee and shoulder pain.
- How long does it last?
- Multiple clinical studies have shown that when effective, the results last many years.
- Is there scientific evidence that stem cells work?
- Yes see the article section
- What percentage is effective?
- 85% of patients experience a benefited result from treatment
- When can I expect to feel better?
- Most patients feel no improvement for at least 3 weeks and possible 6-8 weeks. Once you feel improvement, you will notice continued improvement expanding over 6 months.
Contact Regenerative Orthopaedics today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Struhl.