Stem cell injections are also an excellent treatment option for those suffering with debilitating knee osteoarthritis. Since stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself by helping the body regenerate the cartilage and tissues important in a healthy functioning joint. Stem cell therapy has anti-inflammatory properties, similar to Toradol and steroid shots. However, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of steroid injections and other pain relievers.
Stem cells restore degenerated tissue while also providing pain relief. Stem cells contain growth factors that allow new cells to replace damaged cells in the body. Stem cell injections also contain hyaluronic acid, which serves to lubricate joints and tendons, relieving pain and helping restore mobility.
Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy
- Safe and effective
- Uses naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, called cytokines.
- Contains hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
- Contains growth factors, which stimulate tissue growth.
- Rare adverse reactions
- Donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).
Those suffering form any kind of joint, tendon, or ligament pain may be considered as candidates for stem cell therapy at OmniSpine and Pain Management. Unfortunately, those with severe degenerative osteoarthritis may not always be eligible for stem cell therapy. However, with a thorough evaluation, Dr. Morchower will be able to provide recommendations for other types of advanced sports and orthopaedic care
*Individual Result May Vary*