Our body keeps a supply of stem cells to help repair injured and damaged tissues at any given time. This is the whole premise of Stem Cell Therapy, to harvest and enhance stem cells and use them initiate the body’s healing response and regenerate tissues (ligaments, tendons and cartilage). The stem cells found in the marrow cavity of the back hip bone is the easiest to harvest.
Harvesting Stem Cells
Harvesting stem cells is an in-office procedure. We aspirate the stem cells from the iliac crest bone (back hip bone) using ultrasound or x-ray for precision and guidance. Patient’s skin and bone are numbed using anesthetics. While patient’s lay with face down, a special needle is inserted into the bone marrow to draw blood. This procedure is relatively simple and painless. The blood collected is then taken to our laboratory and placed in a centrifuge to be concentrated and purified. This whole process is performed manually to enable careful selection of specimen needed to repair the patient’s particular injury.
Re-Injecting Stem Cells
After your platelets are concentrated and purified, they are prepared for re-injection to the injured area to help release the growth factors and initiate the healing process and begin tissue regeneration. Additional platelets are re-injected again after 3-5 days to keep the stem cells activated and sustain healing mechanism.
Choose a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon for Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Todd Peters is a highly-trained and experienced orthopedic surgeon. He has expertise in joints and muscles functions, as well as diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
For proper treatment and optimal results, accurate diagnosis is important. Dr. Peters offers both minimally invasive surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments for arthritis and tendon tears. He has an extensive experience in using minimally invasive surgical techniques and joint preservation, as well as to stem cell therapy, with successful outcomes.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for You?
If you are suffering from chronic Knee Pain, Elbow Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Pain or Neck Pain due to injury or degenerative condition, such as osteoarthritis, you may be a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. Please fill out the form below and submit. We will reply as soon as possible with additional information and next steps to evaluate if Stem Cell Therapy is right for you. You may also contact Dr. Peters’ office at (949) 383-4182 or visit our www.newportspinemd.com to find out more about Stem Cell Therapy in Irvine, Newport Beach and Orange County.