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Hip Joint Arthritis
Arthritis pain of the hip is often caused by a lack of cartilage around the hip joints. Traditional treatment for hip joint arthritis often consists of pain medication or surgery, but at the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, we use Stem cell therapy to rebuild and regenerate the cartilage and fluid within their hip joints, therefore improving and even potentially curing the patient’s hip arthritis. We have been at the forefront of stem cell therapy research and have successfully treated many arthritis patients with our unique approach. Our treatment allows patients to resume their active lifestyle without the need of surgery or pain medication.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cells are the body’s natural healers. They have the ability to morph into other types of cells to rebuild damaged areas in the body such as cartilage around the hip joints. When we get older, the number of stem cells in our body and their potency decline, causing us to take longer to recover from injuries. At the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, we harvest these specialized cells from the patient’s blood and then process them to create a high concentration injection with growth factors to stimulate the stem cells. Then, we inject the stem cells directly into the damaged hip joint using ultrasound to guide the needle. Once injected, the stem cells will do their job and naturally heal the hip joints by creating new cartilage and fluid.
When Do I See Results?
In most cases, patients can resume their lives without any restrictions or the need of extensive physical therapy in a short amount of time. Typically, patients will begin to see a response from the stem cell therapy in about three to six weeks after the injection. After that, patients will experience a significant reduction in pain while regaining full mobility of their hip joints in the next several weeks as the stem cells continue to restore the hip joint.
In some cases, an additional stem cell injection may be needed to continue to stimulate the initially injected stem cells. This will be determined based on the severity of the arthritis in the hip. If additional injections are required, a second will occur a month after the first injections and then another injection a few weeks after that.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe?
Stem cell therapy for hip arthritis is a safe alternative to surgery and other traditional arthritis treatments. Since we only use stem cells that were harvested from the patient’s blood and bone marrow, the risk of infections or rejection is virtually nonexistent.
Am I A Candidate For Stem Cell Therapy?
If you are suffering from hip arthritis, the Institute of Regenerative Medicine can help. In general, stem cell therapy can be utilized by anyone regardless of their age or sex. However, to determine if stem cell therapy for hip arthritis will be successful in eliminating your hip joint pain, our orthopedic specialist will have to examine your medical files first.