Until recently, you’ve had only one treatment option for badly deteriorated or damaged joints: surgery. However, recent advancements in science and research have revealed the impact stem cell therapy can have on healing and tissue formation, which means you may have a new significantly less invasive option for pain relief, improved mobility, and recovery from joint deterioration. To find out whether stem cell therapy is for you, call Drs. Raj K. Sinha and Jacob A. Spencer at STAR Ortho in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta, California, today.
Stem cells are building blocks for every kind of cell in your body. When doctors use stem cells, they can repair and regenerate tissue.
Perhaps most importantly, because the stem cells originate from your bone marrow, stem cell therapy is more natural than any drug or artificial implant and redirects the body’s most natural miracle to the area you need it most.
Stem cells have the potential to function as any number of specific cells with guidance; in these roles, they generate healthy cells that can replace diseased cells in the human body.
The use of stem cells in medicine is "regenerative medicine" because it provides an unprecedented opportunity to help the body regenerate healthy tissue. Patients with a wide variety of diseases, injuries, and deterioration may benefit from regenerative medicine.
Stem cells begin their work in your body immediately after injection. However, because it’s a natural process, it can take weeks or even months before you notice a change in your signs and symptoms. Take comfort in knowing that the stem cells are laboring on your behalf long before you experience relief.
Before scheduling your stem cell therapy appointment, you’ll need to meet with the team at STAR Ortho for a consultation to determine whether you’re a strong candidate for stem cell therapy.
If your doctor has recommended this revolutionary treatment, you’ll check into same-day surgery before your procedure where your vital signs will be taken and you’ll be prepped for the outpatient procedure.
After administering anesthesia, your provider removes the bone marrow and separates the stem cells. They then inject the cells into the treatment area where they can get to work.
Only an experienced orthopedic surgeon can determine whether you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy. Stem cells are more effective in treating some conditions than others, and some patients are more likely to achieve desired results using stem cell therapy than others.
Schedule your consultation with STAR Ortho today to find out whether you can benefit from the procedure.