Cell Therapy Treatment
What is the nature of Cell Therapy?
“Cellular Medicine” uses components from your own (autograft) or donor (allograft) blood and bone marrow, harvested and prepared for re-injection of growth factors, anti-inflammatories and stem cells. These activate your body’s own repair processes in your affected joint, muscle or tendon.
Can I have the cell therapy treatments in the office setting, without surgery?
Now all therapies are available in the non-surgical setting, without the need for anesthesia, including stem cell, placental/allograft stem cell and platelet plasma therapy.
I know I have arthritis. Is Biologic Cell Therapy an alternative to joint replacement?
Mild to moderate arthritis of joints such as the knee, shoulder, ankle and hip have generally responded well to biologic injections/treatment. The key seems to be the severity of the involvement, degree of symptoms with activity, and whether the joint has responded to other treatments, such as steroid or “lubricant” injections, physical therapy or activity modification.
The goal of cell therapy is to extend the “life of the joint” in a manner not provided by these other modalities.
It is important to remember that, at least in its present form, this treatment will not “cure” arthritis. OrthoBiologics and Regenerative Sports Medicine is actually more “restorative” in nature.
THE KEY IS RESTORATION OF PAIN-FREE FUNCTION AND ACTIVITY.
Do what you want to do without pain!
At Austin Ortho+Biologics, we spend the face-to-face time with our patients necessary to determine if your orthopedic or sports medicine problem warrants platelet or stem cell therapy. A treatment plan considers all possible answers to help you get “back in the game”.
braces and medications
injections, including stem cell/PRP biologics
if desired, surgical correction of joint conditions, with an emphasis on joint cartilage repair/reconstruction rather than artificial replacement.
F. Kelly Cunningham MD
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship Trained, Sports Medicine
Member, International Cartilage Repair Society