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1499 Chain Bridge Road Suite 101
McLean Professional Park
McLean, Virginia 22101

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1715 North George Mason Dr.
Medical Offices C
Suite 504
Arlington Virginia 22205

Phone: 703-525-2200
Fax: 703-522-2603

Monday-Thurs / 8:00am - 5pm
Friday / 8:00am - 4pm

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Regenerative Medicine Stem Cell

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
ACL injuries
Ulnar collateral ligament injuries
Plantar fasciitis
Rotator cuff injuries
Hip pain
Meniscus damage
Cartilage defects

For more information on Stem Cell therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, please visit our website at or call our office for an appointment to speak to one of our orthopaedic surgeons.

Patient Testimonials

“I had PRP and Stem Cell injections in my left knee on Friday. Afterwards, my knee was sore at the point of injection throughout the weekend. On Monday morning, while walking to a meeting in my office, I noticed that I was not feeling any pain at all in my knee. Not only that, I was walking confidently and taking longer strides - without even thinking about it. Previously, I walked cautiously and carefully to avoid pain. I also noticed that I was sitting down and standing much more easily. As the week went on I noticed that I did not have pain in my knee when getting into and out of a car, when walking downhill, or when extending my leg in bed at night. I was able to climb stairs more easily and confidently. Out of habit, I still avoided walking down stairs but when unavoidable there was less pain in my knee. My knee was also more flexible, felt more stable, and my balance was much better.

I could not be more pleased with the results so far and have now scheduled an injection for my other knee.

Curtis H.

I am an avid racquetball player and had surgery twice operated on my shoulder to successfully repair damage I have done to my shoulder over decades of playing racquetball three to four days a week. Recently, when my shoulder pain returned, the doctor suggested that I might try PRP and stem cell therapy. Now, 8 weeks after receiving the PRP and stem cell therapy, my shoulder is again pain free and feeling stronger than before the therapy. This weekend I played two hours of racquetball on both Saturday and Sunday. Prior to the PRP therapy after playing that much I would have an aching shoulder, needing to be iced. Instead, after the therapy, no pain and no need for cold treatment. I have been delighted at the results.

James C.