The hip is a very stable joint that can withstand a great amount of daily stress. When healthy, the joint allows patients to walk, run and jump effortlessly and pain-free. However, the hip joint can become injured from overuse, sports activities or a fall. Our physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine are leading providers in the latest break-through for hip injuries, stem cell treatment for hips. A stem cell hip treatment can help a patient return to his or her daily life without pain by accelerating healing and regeneration after a hip injury without surgery.
Anatomy of the Hip
The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint responsible for bearing the body’s weight while standing, walking and jumping. As one of the most flexible joints in the body, it allows a wide range of motion. A round, cup-like structure known as the acetabulum forms the socket, while the rounded head of the femur forms the ball. The joint is then surrounded by a number of tough ligaments and muscles that help prevent dislocation.
What Conditions can be Treated with Stem Cell Treatment for Hips?
Hip pain can be a debilitating ailment caused by a number of injuries and health conditions. When traditional treatment options such as rest, ice and physical therapy have failed to improve pain, OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers non-surgical stem cell hip treatment to help ease the pain. Stem cell treatment for hips can provide pain relief and tissue regeneration for:
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries
How is a Stem Cell Hip Treatment Performed?
A stem cell hip treatment offers a viable treatment option for patients suffering from chronic hip pain and discomfort who wish to avoid hip surgery. By using a non-surgical injection of a patient’s autologous (own) stem cells, the body is able to heal and regenerate without undergoing a risky and painful surgery. Autologous stem cells have been proven to replicate the benefits of the controversial embryonic stem cell treatment method, but without the ethical concerns and potential risks. Autologous stem cell treatments for hips are very effective and safe since a patient uses his or her own “pluripotent” stem cells. The risk of infection or rejection is diminished with this procedure.
A stem cell hip treatment allows a physician to withdraw a patient’s autologous stem cells from his or her bone marrow, typically from the iliac pelvic bone. The “pluripotent” stem cells are then combined with platelets and white blood cells and re-injected directly into the injured hip tissue to accelerate healing.
For additional resources on stem cell treatment for hips, contact the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine.