Other Orthopedic Injuries
Regenerative Medicine for Orthopedic Injuries
Muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones: They all work together to keep us moving. When something goes wrong with any link in this chain–or with the nerves that signal movement–orthopedic injuries develop. Problems could be related to acute injuries, repetitive motions, or simply overuse, or they could be due to degenerative arthritis or other underlying disease states.
Many orthopedic injuries are in the back, neck, knees, and hips, but they can crop up in areas throughout the body: the wrist (carpal tunnel syndrome), elbow (tennis elbow), fingers (trigger finger), hand (Dupuytren’s contracture), as well as in the feet and ankles. Anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and, other treatments may help, but regenerative medicine for orthopedic injuries is worth considering.
Stem Cell Research and Orthopedic Injuries
The regenerative medicine approach to Orthopedic Injuries involves the anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties of adult stem cells. Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol and we take care for our patients with Orthopedic Injuries. We offer an outpatient procedure harvests fat, usually from the abdominal area, during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. Stem cells, which are abundant in fat, are then separated out and deployed back into the patient’s body, either by injection into areas of concern or by intravenous infusion. This process takes approximately three hours.
We are also involved in stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine and are part of the only Investigational Review Board (IRB)-based stem cell treatment network in the United States that utilizes fat-transfer surgical technology. We have an array of ongoing IRB-approved protocols, and we provide care for patients with a wide variety of disorders that may be treated with adult stem cell-based regenerative therapy. Not all orthopedic injuries respond well to stem cell therapy, and each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this regenerative process.
To learn more about Regenerative Medicine for Other Orthopedic Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.