Stem Cell Treatment for Hip
Hip arthritis is a common form of degenerative joint disease. The chronic pain it causes in hip joints is very difficult to deal with on a daily basis and traditionally requires long-term pain management if the source of the problem is not corrected. Those affected are often offered hip surgery, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing as the only medical options available to manage their debilitating pain.
Traditional methods of hip pain treatment:
- Pain- killers
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Hip resurfacing
- Cortisone injection
Surgery is not an ideal option for many patients, especially those patients who are of a young age. Joint replacement is not intended to last more than 20 years, and can significantly impede a patient’s ability to return to their previous level of activity. Most patients will attempt to delay hip surgery for as long as possible, since it is typically very traumatic and is followed by months of pain and discomfort while attempting to redevelop strength and mobility.
Steroid injections may temporarily provide relief from symptoms, but are not a viable long term treatment as steroids will damage local tissues over time.
Stem cell therapy at OSCTC offer a non-surgical treatment option for patients trying to avoid hip surgery and for whom traditional orthopedic care has provided inadequate relief. Stem cell therapy has been noted to be particularly effective at repairing tissues and cartilage in degenerated hip joints and presents an exciting alternative to invasive surgery and steroid injections. These procedures may alleviate pain within the joint by improving the body’s ability to regenerate the damaged joint tissue. Patients are typically encouraged to walk the same day, and most experience little to no down time from the procedure.
Commonly Treated Hip Conditions:
- Arthritis of the hip joint
- Hip bursitis
- Labral tears
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Symphysis pubis arthritis
Not all cases or patients respond to stem cell therapy and outcomes will vary from patient to patient. Each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this stem cell therapy.