Joint Pain

How effective is “stem cell therapy” for joints?

December 16th, 2019
At Advanced Regenerative Orthopedics, we only treat joints that are “true” joints. We consider joints that have a synovial capsule and two bones coated with hyaline cartilage (the protective covering over the bones that creates a slick, teflon-like surface) to be “true” joints. Treatment is most effective when it is being used to treat conditions that are affecting joints with this anatomical structure. It is important to understand the source of your pain if you are considering any sort of...

Stem cell therapy vs. joint replacement

December 6th, 2019
It is important to understand what stem cell therapy and joint replacement treat, because theoretically, in orthopedics, it should be the same thing. Say you’re experiencing pain in your knee joint. If you visit a doctor, and they tell you you are “bone on bone”, it means that you’ve worn out your meniscus, which is the leathery pad between the two bones in your knee. If you are told that you “have to have” a knee replacement then the meniscus...

How effective is stem cell therapy for hips?

November 6th, 2019
If you suffer from severe hip pain, weakness, or stiffness due to a degenerative joint condition, you may have been told that major joint replacement surgery is your only option. To first understand how stem cell therapy can be an effective alternative, you have to understand how your hip works. Your hip is a ball and socket joint. If the ball joint is flattened, or collapsed, or looks like cauliflower, this means the joint is mechanically distorted, and stem cell...