STEM CELLS FOR YOUR HIP
HIP PAIN SOLUTIONS
If you have chronic hip pain and it has you considering hip replacement surgery, there is another option. Patients are experiencing success with stem cell injections in the hip joint. Stem cells can mature into any kind of cell in the body. When injected into the affected hip, they can turn into cartilage, rebuilding the cushioning in the joint, and providing relief through a simple, non-surgical procedure. This therapy has been used all over the world for over 20 years by professional athletes and celebrities to successfully treat their joint injuries.
THE ROLE OF CARTILAGE IN THE HIP
Joint cartilage allows for easy, fluid movement of the hip joint and protects bones from painfully rubbing against each other. Osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder that can affect the hip, causing slow but steady deterioration of its joint cartilage. Hip injuries can also cause the beginning of osteoarthritis in the hip joint. When damaged, the hip joint can become unstable, further wearing down the cartilage. From there, the bone, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can suffer damage as well.
AN ALTERNATIVE TO HIP REPLACEMENT
Traditional approaches to treating degenerative conditions of the hip involve either masking the symptoms with pain relief medications or resorting to hip replacement surgery and the resulting physical therapy. However, pain relievers are often only effective for a few weeks and hip replacement surgery has possible complications such as infection, dislocation, reoperation, inefficiency, and even death. A study showed that up to 23% of patients still experienced chronic pain after hip surgery. Stem cell treatments fight inflammation naturally and regenerate the cells in the affected joint, addressing not the symptoms, but the root of the problem, making it an ideal alternative to hip replacement.
STEM CELL HIP TREATMENT
Stem cell therapy for hip joints involves a simple, non-surgical injection into the hip. Dr. Heather Hinshelwood administers the treatment in our office using umbilical stem cells. It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and you will leave our office with a band-aid covering the injection site. No lifestyle changes are necessary as the cells work to improve your condition.
RESULTS FROM OUR PATIENTS
The stem cells immediately start to reduce inflammation and begin to promote cell division and renewal. Many patients experience a significant reduction in hip pain within 48 hours due to the reduced inflammation. You should feel maximum results within 10 to 12 weeks, at which time you can increase your activity levels according to your comfort. However, the regenerative process can continue for much longer, and continued improvement as far as 6 months out is not unusual. Our patients usually see up to a 75% recovery within 12 weeks and up to 95% recovery within 6 months.
JOIN US TO LEARN MORE
If hip pain is limiting your enjoyment of life and you are considering a hip replacement, or perhaps you have had unsuccessful surgical procedures in the past you are invited to join us at one of our regular informative sessions on this innovative solution. Fill out the form on this page or call now to find out when our next session is available.