Aging, tendon and ligament injuries, and degenerative joint disease can all cause considerable pain and stiffness without treatment. Dr. Andrew Dold, MD and Dr. Paul Ghattas, DO offer cutting-edge stem cell therapy to achieve pain relief without undergoing surgery at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Frisco, Texas. Stem cell therapy promotes healing, reduces recovery downtime, and improves the outcome of joint diseases. To learn more, call or click to schedule an appointment today.
This type of treatment repairs the damaged tissues in your body using the healing power of your stem cells or a donor’s.
Stem cells are your body’s raw material. They divide to form daughter cells, which either form new stem cells or differentiate into specialized units like brain cells, heart cells, or blood cells. Stem cells are present in bone marrow, fat cells, and blood.
Stem cell therapy is used to treat several musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions. Some of the common conditions treated include:
Your doctor at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine harvests the stem cells from either your bone marrow, fat cells, or blood. The sample is centrifuged in a machine to separate the stem cells and platelets from the rest of your blood components.
The concentrate is directly injected into the affected area. You can go home the same day, but the doctor will require a follow-up visit after a few weeks.
Although stem cells begin the process of healing and repair immediately after the injection, several weeks will pass before you see maximum benefits.
Your doctor at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine prescribes a personalized care plan depending on your specific treatment. Although the site of injection will be sore for a couple of days, you should avoid anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks. Light and easy walking, along with ice or heat, minimizes the discomfort.
You are asked to avoid strenuous exercise and weight bearing for a few weeks. Physical therapy is also recommended so that you maintain normal range of motion and flexibility of the affected joint.
Stem cell therapy is a natural way to promote healing without the need of complicated and lengthy surgery. It eliminates the risk of allergies or potential rejection, as the tissue comes from your own body. The entire procedure is safe with minimal to no risk of infection or complications.
To experience relief from joint pain using stem cell therapy, call or click today and make an appointment with the team at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Center.