Repairing Damaged Tissue Through Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative medicine, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell therapy, is a growing branch of medicine whose goal is to restore tissue function for patients whose bodies’ own responses are not sufficient to restore function on their own. Stem cells have the power to go to damaged areas and generate new cells and tissues by performing a repair and renewal process.
The Nirschl Orthopaedic Center combines traditional orthopaedic treatments with these cutting edge techniques, using stem cells along with collagens, hyaluronic acid, growth factors, and other healing proteins to promote healing and relieve pain. These regenerative building blocks have been shown to play a key role in controlling inflammation and pain, stimulating healing and tissue repair, and preventing scar tissue formation. By integrating these various therapies, we can provide effective, non-surgical solutions for many common orthopaedic conditions.
Stem cell therapy already has a lengthy history. In the past, stem cells were difficult and very expensive to obtain. The advent of improved equipment and techniques has meant that stem cells can now be acquired through a simple procedure.
At Nirschl Orthopaedic Center, we can use the patient’s own cells (autograft) or cells that are derived from the placenta (allograft). These tissues are collected from women who volunteer to donate their placenta after successful C-section deliveries. No tissues from the baby are used, only the discarded placenta which is rich in fetal stem cells.
Stem cell therapy consists of using a mixture of prepared autograft or allograft cells and proteins, and injecting the resulting concentrated product into the affected area. The stem cells then begin to repair and replace dying cells, regenerating the damaged tissue.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
These non-surgical stem cell injection procedures may offer a viable alternative to surgery or even joint replacement. Patients are typically able to return to normal activity following the procedure and to avoid the painful and lengthy rehabilitation periods that are typically required to help restore strength, mobility, and range of motion following invasive joint surgeries. Lastly, patients are far less vulnerable to the risks of surgeries, such as infection and blood clots.
Regenerative medicine therapy performed by our doctors at Nirschl Orthopaedic Center is an innovative way to use stem cells to treat chronic painful orthopaedic issues in the elbows, knees, hips, shoulders, or feet/ankles and conditions that have not improved following conservative, nonsurgical treatments. Many of our patients visit us after exhausting other treatment options, wanting to explore an alternative to an invasive surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy Has
Been Used to Treat:
Soft tissue inflammation and pain
Muscle, tendon, and ligament tears
Tendinitis and tendinosis
Bursitis and synovitis
Joint inflammation and pain
Ulnar collateral ligament injuries
Rotator cuff injuries
For more information on Stem Cell therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, please visit our website at www.nirschl.com or call our office for an appointment to speak to one of our orthopaedic surgeons.