Degenerative joint disease, commonly referred to as arthrosis or arthritis, currently afflicts millions of Americans. This musculoskeletal disease can be debilitating and painful. Steroid injections are the most common treatment used to manage individuals suffering from various types of arthritis; however, it is not always favorable because steroids may cause damage to bodily tissues in the long run, especially bones. As a result of recent advancements in medical science and numerous publications, stem cell therapy is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to steroid injection, particularly in those who cannot or would not have a joint replacement.
How Our Therapy Works
At our facility in Ocean Springs, the Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center we are studying the deployment of SVF (rich stem cells) in many orthopedic conditions, deploying regenerative stem cell directly into joints. Neck, back, knee, hip, elbow, hand/wrist, and shoulder joint conditions can all benefit from regenerative stem cell therapies, as can degenerative disk disease. Stem cells are found in bone marrow and other tissues in adults, but our facility uses the stem cells found in adipose tissue, which are easily obtained in a short liposuction procedure safely, under local anesthesia.
Stem cells are part of the body’s natural systems for repairing tissues. However, when deployed to where they are needed most, stem cells have the potential to repair tissues that have deteriorated due to injury, aging or overuse like degenerative joint disease. Disc problems may need a highly specialized center for direct injection under radiological guidance, however. Thus, careful patient selection is essential to optimize results because every patient responds differently to treatment, and not all are eligible candidates for stem cell research therapies.
Contact Us Today
Interested patients can fill out a confidential candidate application or call (866) 885-4823, and a dedicated member of the Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center team will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about orthopedic regenerative stem cell deployments.