Stem cells have received attention across the world for their countless possible uses in the world of medicine and surgery. However, many patients still do not know how they can benefit by choosing procedures that include these biological cells. Modern advances include taking stem cells and using them in highly-effective, cutting-edge orthopedic treatments. For many, undergoing stem cell therapy has meant diminished pain and physical limitations without the need for joint replacements and other invasive surgeries.
The more you know about stem cell therapy, the better you can decide on what procedures are right for your needs in the future.
At Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine, PRP and stem cell therapy treatments are customized and tailored for each individual patient’s needs according to the extent of the injury.
Understanding Stem Cell Treatments’ Major Improvements
Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells. This means that they have the ability to differentiate and divide into any type of cell found within the body. These cells can be taken from adult patients’ bone marrow or fat, and have the potential to differentiate into the selected tissue it was injected into. While stem cell treatment applications are still developing, they have proven to be very effective in the field of orthopedic medicine.
During an orthopedic stem cell treatment, Dr. Meier will isolate and inject the cells into the site of trauma, where they will then multiply to specialize and differentiate into the required cell types.
Orthopedic stem cell treatments provide a wide variety of advantages over other surgical options. These advantages include:
- Avoiding the risk of rejection by re-implanting tissue from a patient’s own body.
- Stimulating a natural healing response by using the patient’s own tissue instead of artificial implants or replacements.
- Ability to potentially end a patients need for surgery, many have found these therapies as a great alternative option.
- Treating conditions that are often deemed too extensive for repair, such as degenerative disc disease.
- Ability to prevent future complications found in other surgeries.
Countless patients have already found success, including professional athletes and workers with physically demanding job duties. (Individual results will vary per patient based on the type of treatment and extent of injury)
Finding Help from a Skilled Orthopedic Surgeon in Beverly Hills
If you or a loved one is in need of orthopedic care, do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Steven Meier and the medical team at Meier Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Meier is dedicated to providing patients with the best in today’s orthopedic treatments including the use of stem cells. To learn more about how our medical team can help you, or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call (310) 777-7845 today.