The Regenerative Cell Institutes of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mason City, Iowa, offer a variety of minimally invasive, cutting edge stem cell therapy procedures for joint pain.
Our stem cell therapy procedures can improve function and reduce pain in patients suffering from both acute and chronic joint pain, including chronic osteoarthritis. Stem cell treatments often serve as a viable alternative to joint replacement surgery; when surgery is required, we are able to use stem cells to improve post-surgical recovery times.
Whether the damaged area is the result of a traumatic sports injury or the product of daily “wear and tear” (osteoarthritis), stem cell therapy for joint pain offers a viable solution to resolving the ongoing discomfort.
Dr. Santos specializes in stem cell therapy for joint pain and he personally evaluates every patient to assess their condition and create a customized treatment plan. Once the care plan is established, stem cells are harvested from the patient’s body. When possible, adipose-derived stem cells are harvested from the patient’s abdominal fat reserves; this is the body’s richest source of mesenchymal adult stem cells. We also harvest stem cells from bone marrow to provide an additional source of regenerative cells. Although bone marrow has up to 1,000 times fewer stem cells per volume than fat, its unique growth factors and significant hematopoietic cells provide additional help to drive tissue regeneration. Once harvested, stem cells are concentrated for injection, using a proprietary method to yield the highest concentration of stem cells and platelet rich plasma (RPR), and the stem cells are then injected into the affected joint, using fluoroscopic (real-time x-ray) guidance. The regenerative stem cells have the potential to dramatically reduce inflammation, encourage new vascularity and stimulate the body to repair and replace tissue that has deteriorated over time or been traumatized from injury or overuse.
Regenerative Cell Institute’s stem cell therapy for joint pain is a minimally invasive approach that has helped many patients avoid the difficulties and risks associated with joint replacement surgery. Each procedure is completed in-office and generally takes less than 3 hours. Patients are often able to resume normal daily activity within a few days, as stem cell therapy allows for quicker recovery than traditional medical treatments.
Dr. Santos’ stem cell treatments for joint pain have an 80-90% success rate, within 1 month of the first treatment. In 10-20% of cases, patients require a booster dose. In these cases, the patient returns 4 weeks after the initial stem cell injection and receives a second injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) with or without stem cells, to enhance the regenerative process.
To learn more about stem cell therapy for joint pain, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us the Regenerative Cell Institutes of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mason City, Iowa.