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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy and Hip Pain

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Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy and Hip Pain

 

Hip pain is no less difficult to deal with and requires long term pain management and care.
If the problem is not corrected during the early phases, a patient is left with very few treatment options to deal with their debilitating pain.
The hip joint is a load bearing ball and socket joint that relies on surrounding ligaments, connective tissues and muscles for proper function. The bones are held together by tendons and ligaments and separated by a layer of smooth cartilage to help with shock- absorbing.
Thus making the hip joint rich in muscle, tendons and cartilage.

The few medical options presented to a patients are:

  • Hip Surgery
  • Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Cartilage damage or tear
  • Tissue or Tendon damage
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swollen or inflamed Synovium

Hip surgeries are not only extensively painful, traumatic and are followed by months of pain and discomfort.
For patients who fail traditional treatments and are not eligible for surgery, the options for successful treatment results is difficult with traditional medicine.
There are limited alternative treatment options that result in positive outcomes for people with chronic pain. However, Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy have shown very promising results.

Dr. Halland Medical, a regenerative medicine center provides non surgical treatment procedures as alternatives to Hip Surgery.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy is a non-surgical treatment procedure that works as an alternative to joint pain, specifically for hip arthritis, osteoarthritis or degenerative problems at the hip joint.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells are believed to have the potential to fill the vast void of treatment options for painful knees or joints.
Upon evaluation, Dr. Halland is able to provide you with recommendations for many types of advanced sports and orthopedic treatments suitable for you.

 

PATIENT EDUCATION : THE USE OF STEM CELLS FOR HIP THERAPIES

 

What Are Stem Cells?

 

The primary role of Stem Cells is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells actively respond to stress or injury in a manner similar to how the immune system cells respond to pathogen exposure.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells are multi-potent cells that can renew itself and posses the ability to differentiate into various tissues including bone, tendon, articular cartilage, ligaments, muscles and fat.

 

Overview Of The Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain?

 

During a Stem Cell Therapy procedure, Stem Cells are isolated from the patient, concentrated and delivered back to the site of injury to assist in the healing process.
Adult Stem Cells can be harvested in a laboratory setting or within the procedure, non vitro expansion.
Dr. Halland does not use in vitro expansion, the adult stem cells are derived, harvested, processed within the procedure room and delivered to the patient as needed.
For Adipose derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell harvesting, Dr. Halland uses a ready to use, non enzymatic and innovative method.

Dr. Halland uses modern day technological methods to retrieve stem cells from the patient’s body, concentrate them and then re-inject this mixture precisely to the specific area of requirement.
The re- injected stem cells enhance the natural repair process of damaged, degenerated and injured tissues, tendons, ligaments and arthritic joints.

Step 1:

To obtain Adipose Mesenchymal Cells
This is an in clinic simple liposuction procedure. Areas rich in fat such as the abdomen are opted for and after applying local anesthesia, fat extraction can begin.

Step 2:

The fat obtained undergoes fat grafting in order to separate and remove the oil and blood products from the cells.

Step 3:

A small amount of the patient’s blood is drawn. The platelets undergo centrifugation. This PRP is now abundant with growth factors

Step 4:

These growth factors are added to the mixture of adipose fat cells and stem cells.

Step 5:

This magic mixture, rich in growth factors and stem cells is then transported to the site of injury, in this case the stem cells are added to the hip joint as needed via ultra-scope for precision guided imaging.

Once the procedure is complete, the patient recovers and rests within the clinic and is provided with a customized post procedure rehabilitative period.
Dr. Halland keeps a track of the post procedure healing progress by regular follow up visits or follow up via phone, and email.

 

What to Expect Post Stem Cell Procedures

Stem Cells Therapies are followed by a simple post procedure protocol, with no requirement for an overnight hospital stay. Patients can expect to walk out of the clinic and resume low impact activities as soon as they finish the procedure.

Here is a brief overview of the Stem Cell Therapy Procedure:

  • Non- surgical stem cell injections
  • Same day procedure
  • Viable alternative for those facing surgery or joint replacement specially for hips
  • Minimal downtime
  • Very little to no painful and long rehabilitation periods
  • No risks similar to that of surgeries – infections, blood clots etc

 

Following the Hip Stem Cell Procedure,patient may experience the following stages of healing:

  • Patients will experience immediate results and can expect to walk out of the clinic immediately.
  • Some patients may experience mild pain for the first 2-5 days.
  • Following this period, the patient experiences a decrease in pain with sustained pain relief.
  • After this period, patients experience no pain, improved function and increased range of motion.
  • Rest is a must for the first 24 hours.
  • Restrict and avoid any extensive motion for the first 2 weeks.
  • Following procedure, week 3-4 cardio and simple muscle strengthening is recommended.

However each candidate for a Stem Cell Procedure is a unique with different needs. Success and post procedure recovery is dependent on the patient’s condition and their body’s healing capability.