In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of adult stem cells for orthopedic injuries, such as chronic tendon injuries and cartilage injuries. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine offers the latest in stem cell orthopedic injections to patients living in the greater Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area. Our board-certified physicians are leading providers of procedures using adult stem cells to treat a variety of sports injuries.
What is a Stem Cell Injection?
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) is an autologous (own) stem cell therapy used to accelerate the healing process of a variety of chronic and acute orthopedic injuries. A large portion of the human body’s stem cells are found in bone marrow, and have a natural ability to repair damaged tissue.
BMAC is classified as an autologous stem cell therapy since it uses a patient’s own “pluripotent” adult stem cells or placental tissues and not embryonic or fetal stem cells. Using an autologous stem cell orthopedic injection, OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine can produce similar results without the ethical concerns of using embryonic stem cells. Using a patient’s own stem cells reduces the risk of infection and the possibility of immune rejection.
How are Adult Stem Cells Harvested?
Adult stem cells can be extracted from a patient’s own body in several areas, including bone marrow. For an autologous stem cell orthopedic injection, a patient will first undergo a procedure to collect the stem cells. During this portion of the procedure, bone marrow is drawn, typically from the hip region, and circulated through a machine where the blood is separated into various parts, including a combination of pluripotent stem cells, white blood cells and platelets. The stem cell combination is then injected into the patient’s injured tissues to promote regeneration.
What are Stem Cell Orthopedic Injections used for?
Today, physicians are using adult stem cells as a treatment option for a number of degenerative orthopedic conditions. Stem cell orthopedic injections may be used to treat:
- Cartilage injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Non-union fractures
- Degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis
Stem cell orthopedic injections are designed to use adult stem cells to accelerate healing and tissue regeneration.
If you are interested in autologous stem cell orthopedic injections, please contact OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, serving the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas communities.
Stem Cell Treatments
The primary goal of stem cell therapy for arthritis is to alleviate pain, improve joint function and repair damaged cartilage in the joint of arthritis patients.
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.
Stem cell joint injections have the ability to help the body regenerate cells and accelerate healing. Autologous stem cells can be used to treat a number of orthopedic injuries.
Autologous stem cell therapy for knees is a non-invasive knee repair used to treat chronic pain in patients suffering from advanced arthritis. Autologous stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own body and have the natural ability to help a damaged area heal.
A stem cell rotator cuff repair is an extremely safe and effective treatment option for patients who have experienced a rotator cuff tear. Autologous stem cells are recognized as having a natural ability to help the body with both healing and regeneration.
Autologous stem cell spinal injections are a non-invasive back pain treatment used to treat chronic back pain. Autologous stem cells, or adult stem cells, can help the body regenerate and heal without the use of unethical embryonic or fetal stem cells.
Autologous stem cells help the human body accelerate healing of orthopedic injuries. Autologous stem cells, or adult stem cells, are extracted from a patient’s own body to eliminate the risk of disease transmission and tissue rejection. Commonly found in bone marrow, “pluripotent” stem cells can replicate the benefits of stem cell therapy.
When traditional knee repair options, such as weight loss, pain medication and physical therapy, do not alleviate chronic knee pain, some physicians may recommend a knee surgery or knee replacement surgery. Surgery is not always a viable option for all patients. In these cases, a stem cell knee injection may prove to be a beneficial treatment option.