If you are suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, muscle tears, or sprains, until recently your only options would be temporary remedies or surgery. Sometimes surgery is necessary to correct a problem, but it does take time and involve a certain level of discomfort. Fortunately, AVORS Medical Group is offering a new option: stem cell therapy. This treatment uses stem cells from your own bone marrow to aid the healing process in other parts of your body.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are a type of cell that is undifferentiated, meaning they can develop into many other types of cells. All our blood cells begin as stem cells, which are created in our bone marrow. Stem cells can differentiate into cells such as chondrocytes, which are found in cartilage and compose our bodily tissues.

In stem cell therapy, stem cells are removed from your bone marrow and injected into the problem area. The stem cells then release growth factors that accelerate the body’s natural healing process, reducing swelling, relieving pain and helping tissue to knit back together. There is no chance of rejection since the stem cells come from your own body.

Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy can treat the following conditions:

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip, hand/wrist, and spine
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Meniscus tears and hip labrum tears
  • Ligament sprains or tears

What is the Procedure Like?

The stem cell injection is performed in the office with a local anesthetic or mild sedation. The areas of extraction and insertion are numbed. A special syringe extracts bone marrow containing stem cells and injects it into the problem area. There is no downtime for the procedure. Effects typically take 4-6 weeks to manifest.

Contact AVORS Medical Group to determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy.