Hip injuries or arthritic hip pains can be treated
with regenerative cell therapy injections.
It seems that the hip joint can be a challenging pain to
resolve for a number of reasons. And the healing time seems to be
longer than other joint pains.
In light of the fact that your range of motion can be limited by the inflammation, and
it is very difficult to reduce your ability to bear weight on your hip. Those factors and
more leads to when you have arthritis or a tear associated with your hip then it may take
some time for recovery. But stem cells can help.
Let’s take a look as some of the common types of injuries or conditions
that can occur with your hips.
Hip Injuries Can Be Treated with Stem Cell Injections
- Labral Tear
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Hip Arthritis
- Inflamed Synovium
- Avascular Necrosis
This is not a complete list, but it does incorporate the
common issues that we see come into the office.
Why Stem Cell Injections May Help People Avoid Hip Surgery?
What stem cells do, they basically do three things. They decrease inflammation.
They modulate your immune system. And they’re going to help to regrow tissue. The way that it does
that is it will actually release growth factors in your body to help your own stem cells regenerate and
help your stem cells activate again so that they’re more active inside your body.
Here’s what that really boils down to.
Your body is the best repair system ever made. Period.
Stem cell injections for your hip introduces specialized cells
(Mesenchymal Stem Cells MSC Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the major stem cells for cell therapy, which allows or boosts your body to do what it wants to do. That is repair.
But due to age, and other factors your supply of these specialized cells is reduced. The shot increases the amount of the cells into the hip and
allows for the positive results that have so many people excited.
The increased number of people who are being told they need a
total hip replacement is alarming, when there’s compelling evidence that the first option should be to try regenerative medicine.
Why Risk Hip Surgery?
According to the Mayo Clinic here’s a list of risks associated with hip surgery.
Clots can form in your leg veins after surgery. This can be dangerous because a
piece of a clot can break off and travel to your lung, heart or rarely your brain.
Your doctor may prescribe blood-thinning medications to reduce this risk.
Infections can occur at the site of your incision and in the deeper tissue near
your new hip. Most infections are treated with antibiotics, but a major infection near
your prosthesis may require surgery to remove and replace the prosthesis.
During surgery, healthy portions of your hip joint may fracture. Sometimes the fractures are
so small that they heal on their own, but larger fractures may need to be corrected with wires,
pins, and possibly a metal plate or bone grafts.
Certain positions can cause the ball of your new joint to become dislodged,
particularly in the first few months after surgery. If the hip dislocates, your
doctor may fit you with a brace to keep the hip in the correct position. If your hip keeps
dislocating, surgery is often required to stabilize it.
Change in leg length.
Your surgeon takes steps to avoid the problem, but occasionally a new hip makes
one leg longer or shorter than the other. Sometimes this is caused by a contracture of
muscles surrounding the hip. In this case, progressively strengthening and stretching
those muscles may help.
Although this complication is rare with newer implants, your new joint may not become
solidly fixed to your bone or may loosen over time, causing pain in your hip.
Surgery might be needed to fix the problem.”
Some additional risks for THR includes but are not limited to:
* Failure to relieve pain
* Scar formation
* Pressure sores
It is common knowledge that any time you have to use anesthesia that there is
the risk of going to sleep and not waking up. This risk increases with age.
We believe that there are still times when hip replacement is the best option,
but it is usually after all regenerative medical options have been exhausted.
Here’s what you need to know if you’re preparing for getting a stem cell injection.
It is really super easy. Basically it’s best to stop taking anti-inflammation drugs
(NSAIDs) ideally for a couple of weeks prior to getting the regenerative cell therapy.
Any other preparations may apply to specific cases based on their current medication regimen.
If this were a ‘Franklin T’ and you would draw the letter ‘T’ on a piece of paper and write down the reasons why you want to avoid hip surgery on the one side of the ‘T’ and then write down the reasons why you should try stem cell therapy first, then you’d clearly see the potential benefits far exceed the big risks. Can you really afford not to discover more about why so many people just like you are choosing Regenerative Medicine of North Florida to provide them with regenerative cell therapy shots instead of getting a THR?
Give us a call.