Stem cells offer relief for hip issues that traditional treatment options cannot; put simply, stem cell therapy is the only option that has the potential to regenerate hip tissue and not simply treat hip pain symptoms.
Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Pain
The hip joint is an important one. It helps us stand upright, walk, run and sit, thus sustaining our body’s weight while still enabling us to move freely. When injury, disease or aging results in hip pain, many people find themselves unable to comfortably engage in the normal activities of daily living, causing them to lose functional ability and sleep and/or become psychologically impaired. Traditional treatments of rest, medication, rehabilitation and surgery take time and frequently come with a host of potential complications. Stem cell therapy for hip pain, on the other hand, has the potential to offer many long term benefits.
Advantages of a Hip Stem Cell Injection
Because a stem cell injection for hip pain is a minimally-invasive procedure completed in an office based procedure suite, many of the risks associated with major surgery are significantly reduced, such as infections, bleeding, blood clots and nerve injuries. Furthermore, the recovery time is significantly reduced, enabling patients to return to normal or near-normal activity much sooner than they would following surgical or even physical conditioning treatments. A hip stem cell injection is also the only treatment option capable of possibly promoting tissue regeneration within the hip joint; traditional treatments only treat pain symptoms and do little to facilitate the natural repair of hip cartilage.
How Stem Cell Treatment Heals Hip Pain
Research shows that stem cell therapy for the hip joint works by potentially stimulating cellular growth within damaged tissue structures. This can aid local tissue repair since many stem cells release paracrine signals that work to reduce inflammation and cell death, speed healing and contribute to improved tissue regeneration in damaged cartilage such as the intra-articular cartilage and labrum. Specifically, growth factors (called cytokines) present in the PRP and bone marrow concentrate within the stem cell aspirate aid in cellular communication, accelerating wound healing by improving blood supply and providing a scaffolding of fibrin on which stem cells can attach and more easily form new tissue. The result: the regeneration of cartilage within the hip joint and subsequent lessening of hip pain.