Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, is cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing orthopedics.
Performed by our team of fellowship-trained doctors, stem cell therapy is an innovative way to use the body's capability to heal itself to treat sports injuries and chronic painful orthopedic problems of the shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, hip, knee, or foot/ankle. Many patients visit us after exhausting all other options and want an alternative to surgery. Most noteworthy, in tissues like bone and muscle, stem cell therapy can actually generate replacements for cells that are lost through injury, disease or normal wear and tear.
Stem cell treatments ease discomfort and contain growth factors that may actually replace damaged cells, while simultaneously providing restorative healing to the tissue. To aid and increase mobility, the injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricate joints and tendons.
What Conditions Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
- Sports Injuries
- Stress Fractures
- Damaged or Deteriorating Cartilage
- Joint Pain
- Acute Ligament & Muscle Injuries
What Does Stem Cell Therapy Involve?
Researchers prepare the stem cells in a lab beforehand, and are minimally-manipulated. While Stem cell therapy requires no invasive surgery, these stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are prepared beforehand, and injected directly into the affected area.
Most importantly, our practice uses the latest technology that allows us to inject stem cells into the affected area(s) in the office, therefore, eliminating the need for invasive surgery or hospital stays.
What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
- Pain relief
- Promotes healing without surgery
- Aids in the regeneration of healthy tissues
- Minimal down time
Are You a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
To determinate if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy, one of our fellowship-trained physicians will review your history with you, perform a physical examination and determine whether X-rays and/or an MRI are needed. If you are a good candidate for the Stem Cell Therapy, a member of our team will explain how the procedure works, what will happen before and after the procedure, and answer any questions that you may have.
Depending on the severity of the injury or condition, stem cell therapy can be used in conjunction with orthopedic surgery to speed up recovery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative, all-natural treatment option for joint pain and tendon injuries. Many famous athletes -- Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, Kobe Bryant -- and several others, have received PRP injections for various injuries. PRP therapy is a breakthrough treatment that has helped many of our patients stay active and achieve profound relief from osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, chronic pain, acute sports injuries and a number of other conditions.
What Conditions Can PRP Treat?
- Sports Injuries
- Muscle tears
- Ligament Injuries
- Chronic Bursitis
- Wound Healing
- In addition, PRP Therapy is commonly used in conjunction with orthopedic surgery as a potential method for enhancing the healing process
What Does PRP Involve?
Everyone's blood is composed of the same key components: white blood cells, red blood cells, plasma and platelets. Platelets are the essential component that PRP therapy relies on to potentially heal injuries and relieve pain.
Platelets are primarily recognized for controlling bleeding, however, they also release over 1500 growth factors and proteins that help facilitate wound healing and tissue repair. Platelet Rich Plasma injections work by isolating the platelets within your own blood and selectively injecting them into injured areas, triggering your body's own natural healing process.
Are You a Candidate for PRP Therapy?
To be considered an ideal candidate for PRP, your injury or condition should be of a mild to moderate level. If it's severe or advanced, you may require a stronger and more comprehensive treatment approach incorporating stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Therapy in West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, Michigan
To talk to one of our orthopedic doctors about Stem Cell Therapy or PRP Therapy in Oakland County, MI, contact Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. After evaluating your injury, our physicians will let you know if one of these treatments is right for you. Call (248) 669-2000 today or use our online form to request a consultation with one of our orthopedic doctors.