Arthritic conditions and some types of injuries affecting the joints and extremities have been historically challenging to treat. Until recently, treatment focus was on managing symptoms, rather than getting to the core of the problem. Today, there is a revolutionary treatment available at the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio that restores healing to injured areas and reverses the painful effects of arthritis. Stem cell injections are now offered to stimulate the patient’s own body to repair damage and restore function after injury or disease.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells in the body that have the unique ability to transform into any cell or tissue. This exceptional property allows for reparative function when the stem cells are delivered into injured or diseased areas of the body in need of regeneration. This concentration of regenerative cells combines with cells already working to restore the area, boosting the power of the body to heal itself quickly and thoroughly. At the same time stem cells repair damaged cartilage and bone, they also reduce uncomfortable side effects like swelling, inflammation and pain.
Concentrated bone marrow aspirate or cBMA is a therapy that uses stem cells taken from the pelvis bone and delivers them to the injured area to stimulate the body’s natural healing responses. The bone marrow is removed through an outpatient procedure using a local anesthetic. The extracted bone marrow is then placed into a centrifuge to separate the stem cells from the rest of the marrow material. Next, the stem cells are injected into the treatment area, where they will likely reduce symptoms and improve the function of the joint or limb within a matter of weeks.
Our cBMA therapy can be used to address a variety of areas and concerns, including:
Our surgeons at Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio will evaluate your injury to determine whether stem cell injections might bring the desired relief. Since we offer a wide range of treatment options, we can tailor your procedure to your unique situation to produce the best possible outcome for you.
Stem cell injections typically take about two hours to perform in our office. We will provide a local anesthetic to the donor area to ensure your comfort during the procedure. The bone marrow will be removed using a suction syringe placed at the back of the hip. The collected marrow will be processed in a centrifuge, and the remaining stem cells and healing components are then delivered directly to the treatment area. Some areas may need ultrasound or X-Ray guidance.
Patients are usually sore for a few days after the stem cell injections, particularly at the donor site. Most feel ready to return to regular activities within about one week. Physical therapy may be prescribed to optimize the effects of stem cell therapy. Patients often begin to see positive results within two to six weeks after their procedure.
If you are suffering chronic pain and reduced mobility due to an injury that won’t heal completely or an arthritic condition, stem cell injections may be an option for you. Contact the Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio today at 419-222-6622 to schedule a consultation and learn more about this revolutionary treatment.