Dr. Santos’ Regenerative Cell Institute offers innovative, minimally invasive stem cell therapy treatment options for people suffering from moderate to severe joint, tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone pain due to sports injuries. Whether you’re a professional athlete, weekend warrior, novice athlete, or anywhere in between, our stem cell therapy treatment for sports injuries can help heal damaged ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, alleviate pain, and help patients return to normal physical activity.
We understand the importance of restoration and rehabilitation and our stem cell treatments can be an effective alternative to invasive surgery. Following our stem cell procedures for sports injuries, patients experience little to no down time, avoiding the painful and lengthy rehab associated with traditional medical treatments.
Stem cell therapy offers a viable treatment option for a variety of ligament, tendon, and cartilage injuries. Our state-of-the-art stem cell procedures allow patients to return to some forms of exercise within several weeks and resume full activity within six to eight weeks.
The treatment process begins with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Santos. He personally evaluates each patient and their condition to develop a customized treatment plan. Stem cells are then harvested from the patient’s body, concentrated for injection, using a proprietary method to yield the highest concentration of stem cells and platelet rich plasma (RPR). The stem cells are then injected into the damaged ligament, tendon, or cartilage using fluoroscopic (real-time x-ray) guidance. This minimally invasive stem cell procedure generally takes less than 3 hours, requires no general anesthesia, and patients experience a far less painful recovery.
Partially torn Achilles tendons, rotator cuffs, and anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) in the knee are among the most common ligament damages treated at the Regenerative Cell Institutes of Las Vegas and Mason City.
Our stem cell procedures are effective for both chronic pain as well as acute and sub-acute injuries. We have seen dramatic improvement in recovery times for partially torn ligaments (including ACL, MCL, and PCL), tendons (including supraspinatus, Achilles, biceps, and quadriceps), bones (including non-displaced tibeal plateau, humoral head, ankle, and wrist), and cartilage (including radial meniscal tears and other meniscus injuries of the knee, traumatized joint surfaces).
Regenerative Cell Institute’s stem cell procedures for sports injuries not only allow patients to resume physical activity in a fraction of the time but also reduce the risk of arthritis, a common long term complication of surgical repairs.
Stem cell therapy is a viable treatment option for anyone suffering from ligament, tendon, or cartilage injuries due to from overuse, trauma, sports injury, or debilitating conditions, including degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
To learn more about stem cell therapy for sports injuries, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, please contact us the Regenerative Cell Institutes of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mason City, Iowa.