RESTORATIVE MEDICINE 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 restorative medicine. Structural human tissues used in restorative medicine can be applied in the hip to supplement the patient’s own cushioning and barrier tissues, 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, re-operation, inefficiency, and even death. A study showed that up to 23% of patients still experienced chronic pain after hip surgery. Restorative medicine treatments supplement the patients’ own tissue with additional structural tissues, fight inflammation naturally, and provide the hip an opportunity to naturally regenerate. This addresses not the symptoms but the root of the problem, making it an ideal alternative to hip replacement for the right candidates.
RESTORATIVE MEDICINE HIP TREATMENT
Restorative medicine for hip joints involves a simple, non-surgical injection into the hip. Dr. Heather Hinshelwood administers the treatment in our office using Human Cellular Tissue Products (HCTPs). It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete and you will leave our office with a band-aid covering the injection site.
RESULTS FROM OUR PATIENTS
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.