Hip arthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Americans. Patients try to delay hip replacement surgery for as long as possible and often seek hip injections with steroids. Steroid injection is not favored as a viable long term therapy since the steroids actually damage local tissues over time. Certain types of problems from hip pain including certain fractures and injuries may not be amenable to cell therapy. It is important to evaluate each individual case to assess likelihood of success with attempting regenerative therapy. has developed a degenerative hip disease SVF deployment protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). SVF is injected using local anesthesia under radiographic guidance using CAT scanning to ensure that the injection is accurate. This is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately 3 hours.
The benefits of autologous stem cell transplantation are many. First, there is no surgery involved which immediately takes away the risk of infection and blood clots which can lead to serious outcomes from sepsis to heart attack and stroke. Second, there is no lengthy stay in hospital; the stem cell harvesting and deployment procedure is carried out in a single morning or afternoon, leaving the patient free to continue with their lives with minimal downtime. In addition, since the procedure involves the patient’s own cells, there is no danger of rejection and no controversy, unlike procedures involving embryonic stem cells (ESCs).
Hip Pain – Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
At Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center(GCSC&RMC,) we have pioneered the incorporation of Extracorporeal Pressure Activation Technology (EPAT) into our protocol of stem cell deployment. This breakthrough modality, first pioneered by STORZ of Germany and Switzerland in 1980 to fragment kidney stones, causes mechanical-chemical transduction, which activates dormant local stem cells and repair processes, producing various active substances. These include substance P that alleviates pain and other complex molecules that activate the healing cascade and attracts more of the deployed stem cells to the site of injury or disease.
We care about our patients at GCSC&RMC and take pride in the time we provide to our patients to deploy the best protocols to help our patients achieve their goals. By filling out Contact Form to the right, we will answer the questions and concerns you may have about GCSC&RMC protocols for hip pain.