Orthopedic

  • Neck Injuries

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    Regenerative Medicine for Neck Injuries
    Whiplash, pinched nerve, herniated disk, degenerative arthritis, or simply the stress of hunching over a desk day after day. All these are common causes of neck injuries. If these issues don’t resolve on their own, chronic neck pain sets in, and it can dramatically decrease quality of life. Symptoms may be managed with anti-inflammatory drugs, chiropractic, physical therapy, or cervical braces, and some patients require surgery. But there are promising regenerative medicine options for neck injuries.


    Stem Cell Research and Neck Injuries
    Among the newest methods for addressing neck injuries is a regenerative medicine protocol that involves the use of adult stem cells. At the Newport Beach Stem Cell Treatment Center, we isolate the patient’s own stem cells from fat, which is obtained during liposuction. These cells are then injected back into the patient’s body at the precise area of injury or degeneration. This three-hour outpatient procedure is performed under sterile conditions by our board-certified surgeon and experienced medical team using state-of-the-art technology.

    Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Neck Injuries. 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 medicine. Not all neck injuries respond well to stem cell therapy, and each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this regenerative medicine process.

    To learn more about Regenerative Medicine for Neck Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.

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  • Shoulder Injuries

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    Regenerative Medicine for Shoulder Injuries
    Every year millions of Americans sustain rotator cuff injuries, and millions of others suffer with joint degeneration, both of which can result in chronic shoulder injuries. Common treatments for these conditions include medications for relieving pain and inflammation, steroid injections, physical therapy, and, when all else fails, surgery. Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Shoulder Injuries.


    Stem Cell Research and Shoulder Injuries
    Our regenerative medicine protocol for shoulder injuries harnesses the beneficial properties of adult stem cells. It’s an outpatient process that takes about three hours and involves isolating the patient’s own stem cells from adipose (fat) tissue–the richest source of adult stem cells–harvested during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. These cells are then concentrated and deployed back into the patient’s body via injection or intravenous infusion.

    This is a promising approach to musculoskeletal problems that is gaining more and more attention, as reported in a Science News article entitled, “Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth.“

    We are committed not only to quality care for our patients with shoulder injuries but also to stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. We are proud to be 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 shoulder 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 Shoulder Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.

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  • Other Orthopedic Injuries

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    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.

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  • Knee Injuries

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    Regenerative Medicine for Knee Injuries
    Millions of people of all ages suffer with knee injuries. They may be incurred during sports, work, or recreational activities that damage ligaments or tear cartilage. Nearly a million patients in the U.S. undergo knee arthroscopy for such injuries in a typical year. Knee injuries may also be due to arthritis or other degenerative changes in the knee joint. These patients are usually treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, which have a host of adverse side effects, and, in severe cases, total knee replacement surgery. That’s why many people with knee injuries are considering regenerative medicine.


    Stem Cell Research and Knee Injuries
    Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Knee Injuries. We offer an outpatient procedure that involves isolating the patient’s own stem cells from fat harvested during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. These cells are then concentrated and deployed back into the patient’s body by injection or intravenous infusion. The entire process takes about three hours.

    This promising approach to regenerative medicine is the subject of a growing body of stem cell research, as discussed in Science News: “Stem cell treatment spurs cartilage growth.“

    We are committed not only to quality care for our patients with knee injuries but also to stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. We are proud to be 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 knee 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 Knee Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.

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  • Stem Cell Therapy

    As active adults age, injuries become unavoidable. Most of us continue to “play through the pain” without knowing there is a minimally invasive procedure available to address all orthopedic ailments. Michael Elam, MD along with the Newport Beach Stem Cell Center have been performing Stem Cell Therapy since 2013 with tremendous results.

    Stem Cell Therapy has proven to be effective for the following physical injuries:

    – Backs
    – Shoulders
    – Hips
    – Knees
    – Necks
    – All Others

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  • Back Injuries

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    Regenerative Medicine for Back Injuries
    Most everyone has dealt with back injuries at one time or another. Symptoms, which range from a dull, constant ache to sharp pain with specific movements, usually clear up over time. For many, unfortunately, back injuries become chronic, and they can make life miserable. The usual treatments for chronic back injuries, whether they’re caused by acute or repetitive injuries or degenerative changes in the spine, include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and, in some cases, surgery. The Newport Beach Stem Cell Treatment Center, however, takes a regenerative medicine approach to back injuries.


    Stem Cell Research and Back Injuries
    Our approach to chronic back injuries employs the anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties of adult stem cells. We offer an outpatient procedure that involves isolating the patient’s own stem cells from fat harvested during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. These cells are then concentrated and deployed back into the patient’s body by injection into problematic areas and by intravenous infusion. The entire regenerative medicine procedure, from start to finish, takes about three hours.

    The potential of this approach is garnering interest among scientists and patients alike, as discussed in Science News: “Stem Cell Therapy: A Future Treatment for Lower Back Pain?”

    Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Back Injuries. We are also involved in stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. We 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 medicine. Not all back injuries respond well to stem cell therapy, and each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from regenerative medicine.

    To learn more about Regenerative Medicine for Back Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.

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  • Hip Injuries

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    Regenerative Medicine for Hip Injuries
    Hip injuries are a common complaint, especially among older people. A lifetime of use wears down the cartilage that cushions and protects the joints. This may lead to degenerative joint disease that impairs mobility, function, and quality of life. Patients often turn to medications or steroid injections into the hip joints in an effort to delay hip replacement surgery for as long as possible. However, drugs only address symptoms, and steroids actually damage local tissues over time. As a result, 327,000 hip replacement surgeries are performed in the United States every year.

    Other types of hip injuries include muscle, tendon, and ligament sprains and strains as well as fractures. Because the bones weaken with age, older people are at particularly high risk of fractures, and recovery is often prolonged and difficult. That’s why many patients are looking beyond drugs and surgery to regenerative medicine for hip injuries.

    Stem Cell Research and Hip Injuries
    Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Hip Injuries that harnesses the beneficial properties of adult stem cells. During an outpatient process that takes about three hours, the patient’s own stem cells are derived from adipose (fat) tissue–the richest source of adult stem cells–which is harvested during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. These cells are then deployed back into the patient’s body via injection or intravenous infusion.

    Although this regenerative medicine procedure is considered to be experimental, according to the Telegraph, “New stem cell treatment ‘being used by patients to avoid hip replacements’.”

    We are committed not only to quality care for our patients with hip injuries but also to stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. We are proud to be 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 hip injuries respond 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 Hip Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.

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