Exploring Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions

Exploring Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions
Exploring Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Conditions


Using stem cells to treat various orthopedic conditions has revolutionized medicine. In addition to treating symptoms, doctors can promote healing by harnessing the regenerative potential of stem cells. Did you know stem cells rebuild structural cells in the body, such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bone? Researchers have found that stem cells from bone marrow release anti-inflammatory factors that aid in healing and reducing pain.1According to some studies, they may relieve pain, swelling, and loss of movement when injected into joints.2

Stem Cells are substances derived from a patient's tissues, such as bone marrow or blood, filled with signaling molecules or cells that stimulate and enhance the repair of musculoskeletal injuries. The cells undergo a unique process before being prepared for injection into damaged or degenerated tissues. Through minimally invasive injections of these potent cells, damaged or deteriorated tissues regenerate, inflammation reduces, and pain alleviates.

For people with osteoarthritis, stem cells offer hope for the future and a chance to return to active lifestyles. Osteoarthritis can slow down, and joint function improves with stem cell therapy by promoting cartilage regeneration. Healthy collagen fibers can be grown from stem cells, increasing ligament strength and flexibility. In the future, stem cell treatments may revolutionize orthopedic care, providing those seeking practical and lasting solutions to musculoskeletal challenges with renewed hope.

If you have been suffering from joint pain and wish to improve your quality of life without invasive surgery, stem cell therapy may be a good option. During an office visit, stem cells can get harnessed and administered. The procedure takes about an hour to complete. An injection of stem cells may cause pain and discomfort for a few days or weeks. In most cases, you should see improvements in your condition within 4-6 weeks.

Don't let joint pain slow you down. Contact Dr. Hammel and his team today for the latest regenerative therapy for orthopedic conditions.

AUTHOR: Natham Hammel, MD is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement in Southern California, serving the Greater San Diego area.

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8316867/

2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8445610/

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  • The Naval Medical Center
  • University of Miami Hospital

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