Advanced Stem Cell Therapy Uses Your Own Tissues to Alleviate Chronic Joint Pain
At New York Spine and Sports Surgery, Dr. Aron D. Rovner is committed to using the latest techniques to improve your care. Therefore, he is proud to offer effective, minimally invasive stem cell therapy at his New Jersey offices. Stem cell therapy will utilize your own cells to encourage healing in your joints. First, Dr. Rovner will harvest your own fat cells. Then he will purify them and mix them with growth factors before injecting them in the treatment area. Because stem cells will take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, they can repair ligaments and muscles to alleviate severe joint pain.
Joint pain often results from cartilage damage. Stem cell therapy can help repair the joint and surrounding tissues.
Are You a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
If you are suffering from any of the following orthopedic conditions, you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy:
- Osteoarthritis in the knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, or thumbs
- Bone fractures
- Degenerative disc disease
- Damaged cartilage or ligaments
To qualify for stem cell therapy, your joints must still be somewhat intact. If they have completely collapsed, this treatment will not benefit you. Additionally, as a candidate for therapy, you should have overall good health with no current infection. If you were previously diagnosed with cancer, you must have been in remission for at least five years. Finally, you should not be taking high doses of blood thinners.
As scientists unleash the potential of stem cells, they are becoming more aware of their many benefits.
What to Expect during Stem Cell Therapy
To begin stem cell therapy, Dr. Rovner will perform liposuction on your abdomen. After removing the excess fat cells, he will purify them by placing them in a centrifuge. Then he will mix them with growth factors found naturally in your blood. Finally, he will inject the cells into your damaged or inflamed joint, and the cells will adapt to become identical to the surrounding tissue. In this way, they can promote the growth of new bone or soft tissue. Typically, you will need just one round of stem cell therapy. In some cases, however, you may need multiple injections spaced several weeks apart.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
As scientists unleash the potential of stem cells, they are becoming more aware of their many benefits. First, this treatment will involve very few risks because it will utilize your body’s own cells. Thus, there is no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. For similar reasons, this type of therapy is also much safer than embryonic stem cell treatment. Additionally, the procedure will result in negligible scarring, since Dr. Rovner can complete liposuction through incredibly small incisions. The treatment also has negligible side effects, and you can typically return to your normal activities within a day or two. Most importantly, stem cell therapy is effective, and you could enjoy significant relief from your chronic joint pain. In some cases, you may notice an immediate improvement, though it could take several months before you experience the final effects.
Contact Us for More Information
Stem cell therapy can be an excellent treatment option for the right candidates. To learn more about innovative stem cell therapy and to find out how it can benefit you, contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Rovner.