Stem Cell Injections
For patients who suffer from painful knee osteoarthritis, treatment options usually include joint replacement surgery, physical therapy or steroid injections. At Orthopaedics Specialists of New Orleans, we offer new cutting-edge treatment options such as stem cell injections to treat patients who suffer from knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis, degenerative arthritis and Achilles tendonitis.
Stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s natural ability to repair itself. When performing stem cell therapy, your surgeon uses stem cells that have been harvested from your bone marrow and then injects them into the affected area.
For many, living with osteoarthritis is a daily struggle and finding a form of relief can be rewarding. The stem cells possess anti-inflammatory properties that are similar to cortisone and steroid shots, but stem cell therapy goes beyond the benefits of regular injection therapy.
Cortisone and other drugs provide pain relief that is temporary, while stem cells actually rejuvenate degenerated tissue. Stem cell injections also contain hyaluronic acid that lubricates joints and tendons to ease pain and restore mobility.
What Are The Benefits Of Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is safe, effective and the stem cells offer several great benefits:
- Contains no steroids, relying instead on naturally-occurring anti-inflammatory agents;
- They contain hyaluronic acid that lubricates cartilage and encourages new growth;
- They contain growth factors that stimulate tissue growth;
- There is no risk of patient rejection;
- The liquid is highly concentrated, making this kind of injection preferred over embryonic stem cells.
Are You a Candidate for Stem Cell Injections?
Any patient who is experiencing any type of joint, ligament or tendon pain may be considered a candidate for stem cell therapy at Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans. (Patients who suffer from a severe form of degenerative osteoarthritis may not be eligible for stem cell therapy.) Upon evaluation, your orthopedic surgeon may be able to provide you with other options.
For many, living with osteoarthritis is a daily struggle and finding a form of relief can be a challenge. Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons can properly diagnose your pain and determine if Stem Cell Therapy is a feasible option for you. We want to be your trusted Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans. Call our office today at 504-897-7877 and a member of our caring staff will be happy to help you.
We want to be your trusted Orthopaedic Specialists of New Orleans. Call our office today at (504) 897-7877 and a member of our caring staff will be happy to help you.
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