Stem Cell Therapy Alternatives to Surgery Could Be the Future of Orthopedics
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine now offers stem cell therapies to residents of Columbus, Ohio. Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, and adipose stem cell therapy are just two of the cutting-edge regenerative therapies now offered.
Going through stem cell therapy can mean diminished pain and less physical limitations, free of the need for invasive surgeries like joint replacements.
The use of stem cells, either alone or in conjunction with various surgical procedures, is a field of expertise called regenerative medicine.
This field has grown quite a bit in terms of being able to regenerate and repair musculoskeletal tissue that has suffered damage.
There are few prestigious orthopedic practices now routinely using stem cell therapy in their various treatment protocols.
Painful musculoskeletal conditions previously required surgical treatments, but stem cell usage proves to be a natural alternative that is far less invasive.
SHCG proudly offers this tremendous service to its clients and patients.
Over the last decade, a lot of research has happened in terms of using adult stem cells for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, both with and without surgery.
Stem cell therapy uses an underlying principle wherein a patient’s very own stem cells get introduced into a part of their body that has suffered damage so that damaged tissue can be regenerated.
Tissue regeneration can happen because of mesenchymal stem cells. This kind of stem cell is located within the bone marrow; they’re unspecialized and even primitive cells which can sort themselves into specific types, like cartilage, tendons, and bones.
Rather than just repair the existing tissue damage, stem cell therapy is an attempt at regeneration, so that damage is not just repaired, but there is also the growth of new and healthy tissue.
Treating a patient’s orthopedic conditions using stem cells involves transplanting their own stem cells from one part of their body to another. Mesenchymal stems cells can be harvested from either the bone marrow or sometimes even a patient’s fatty tissue.
Tissue rejection isn’t possible thanks to this, as it can be when an allogeneic transplant of donor tissue happens. Cells get extracted and then concentrated before they are reintroduced through an injection into the damaged tissue.
Stem Cell Therapy Can Address Many Orthopedic Conditions
-Knee cartilage damage
-Spinal degenerative disc disease
-Tears in ligaments and tendons
-Meniscus tears in either knees
However, consistent patient outcomes have shown orthopedic surgeons that procedures using stem cells are very successful for those who didn’t respond as hoped to traditional treatments like physical therapy and rest.
Stem cell therapy offers tremendous pain relief across enough patients to the point that surgery isn’t the only option available anymore.
Stem cell therapies are exciting new avenues into how musculoskeletal conditions get treated. It’s crucial to note that not every patient is a candidate for such a procedure.
If you have an orthopedic condition or sports injury that won’t respond well to conservative treatment options, contact us for a consultation about your stem cell therapy options.
It might just change your life for the better without involving surgery.