Stem Cells: A Hip Pain Treatment without Surgery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip

If you’ve ever experienced pain in your hips, you know how debilitating it can be. The hip joint is one of the body’s biggest and strongest joints. As such, it supports much of our body’s weight and helps us move in multiple ways. When an injury or even just advancing age threatens its structural integrity, the resulting instability, inflammation and pain can make the simplest of activities an agonizing endeavor. The good news is, today, there are more options than ever for treating hip degeneration. In addition to standard treatments ...
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How Effective is Stem Cell Therapy for Hips?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip

Here at ThriveMD, we believe in the efficacy of using autologous stem cells to treat a variety of degenerative conditions. Not only are stem cells proven safe to use — especially when harvested from and used within a patient’s own body — there is much research to support their effectiveness at stimulating tissue growth. This is important because all cells (eventually) die. While some die as a result of an injury, the vast majority of cell deaths occur via a controlled process called apoptosis. In layman’s terms, apoptosis is “cell ...
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Is There an Alternative to Hip Replacement Surgery?

thriveMD Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

The number of hip replacement surgeries performed each year is on the rise. A heightened focus on physical activity, as well as improved treatment technologies, mean patients have a need — and doctors, the instruments and skills — for surgically treating hip joint damage. The result: more surgical hip replacements. Share this Post Most people choose hip replacement surgery following an injury or prolonged pain due to arthritis. Indeed, arthritis is the number one reason for undergoing a hip replacement procedure. After years of struggling with debilitating pain that restricts ...
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Minimally Invasive Alternatives to Hip Replacement

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Although the hip is one of the body’s most rugged and durable joints, capable of withstanding repetitive motion for many, many years, it is not immune to the effects of trauma, disease and/or chronic overuse, making it highly likely that most adults will experience hip pain at some point in their lives. Conditions such as a pinched nerve, infection, or cancer can certainly lead to hip pain, as can traumatic injuries resulting in fractures and sprains, but one of the most common causes of chronic hip pain is the result ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears and Shoulder Injuries

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Facet Joints, Stem Cells for Shoulder

Regenerative medicine, specifically stem cell therapy, is changing the way shoulder injuries are managed. Stem cell therapy for shoulder pain, is quickly minimizing the need for invasive shoulder surgery. Share this post:The shoulder joint is one of the most powerful joints in the body and is integral to both work and sport. This joint is essential for almost every facet of life, from brushing one’s teeth and hair to drinking a soda and driving a car. Common Shoulder Injuries As The Result Of Sports Activity Shoulder injuries are some of the most ...
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Knee Injections – Why Stem Cells Are the Answer

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

ThriveMD is Colorado's leading stem cell therapy for knee pain clinic with a large pool of satisfied stem cell patients. With facilities in Vail and Denver, severe knee pain, caused by injuries or wear and tear from activities such as golf or skiing, is one of the most common conditions we treat. Stem cell knee injections are becoming a popular answer to resolving acute and chronic knee pain. Share this post: Contact our Vail or Denver office to find out if you could be a candidate for stem cell therapy. ...
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Choosing a Legitimate Stem Cell Clinic – 5 Things to Know

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

The term “stem cell procedure” has become a catchphrase for the use of just about any type of biologic injection, regardless of whether the injection contains live stem cells or not. There is now a constant stream of advertising for stem cell treatments for nearly every medical problem imaginable. Often these advertisements promote the use of biologics to treat many systemic medical problems such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, and COPD despite little evidence to support their use. Share this post:#1: Common Problems with Stem Cell Clinics and Stem Cell Injections ...
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Knee Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 1

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, PRP, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Knee pain from osteoarthritis remains a major cause of disability and missed worked days.  Conservative treatment is typically aimed at relieving pain and begins with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and opioid pain medications. Injection therapy with corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid will often be used as the next line of treatment for knee cartilage repair.  Surgical treatments such as arthroscopy, subchondral bone drilling and microfracture are often the next steps in the treatment cascade. Share this post:Unfortunately, many of these patients continue to progress and eventually undergo knee joint replacement surgery. ...

Disc Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 2

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Low Back

Musculoskeletal disorders and lower back disc cartilage degeneration are a major cause of disability and morbidity globally and result in enormous costs for the health care systems. Degenerative disc disease and disc herniations are the most prevalent causes of back pain. The increase in musculoskeletal disorders among the aging population demonstrates an urgent need for a major change in managing this population. Share this PostStem Cell Treatment for Low Back Pain Due to Degenerative Disc Disease New biological therapies that can effectively treat spine degeneration are a high priority in regenerative medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells ...
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Stem Cells from Fat vs. Bone Marrow – Best Sources for Cartilage Repair

Scott Brandt, M.D. Research, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Based on previous studies and our clinical experience, ThriveMD has built our stem cell procedure protocol based on the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) prepared from adipose tissue (fat). The mixture of regenerative cells and growth factors that are derived from adipose tissue is called the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and has been an excellent choice for soft tissue repair, especially the regeneration of cartilaginous tissue in the back and joints (such as knees, hips or shoulders). Fat tissue provides the largest volume of adult stem cells, while bone ...