Don’t Let a Bad Hip Get You Down
With wear and repetitive use, your hip can start to less reliable than it used to be. Hip pain can be a difficult part of your daily life. Traditional treatments are limited to long-term pain management, or invasive surgical procedures that require physical therapy. The most common surgical options are hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing. In fact, patients are presented these treatments when they are suffering from chronic debilitating pain, which results in months of painful recovery and often in-patient rehab while you rebuild your joint strength and mobility to self sufficiency once again.
With Regenerative Medicine, patients can often avoid all of this aggravation and see rapid results. This is a result of Regenerative Medicine using your body’s own biologics to promote the body’s natural healing process.
Regenerative Medicine Alternatives
Advantages of Regenerative Medicine include limited scarring around the hip and the effects allow for the avoidance of lengthy physical therapy. SRMC provide the following treatments:
- Stem Cell Therapy (using your own stem cells)
- Platelet Rich Plasma (concentration of the platelets in your own blood)
As both of these Regenerative Medicine procedures use your body’s own biologics, the risk of adverse side effects is almost non-existent. Lead by Dr. Lucy Hostetter, Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center can provide advanced Regenerative Medicine options to treat these injuries.
Treating Chronic Hip Pain Conditions with Stem Cell or PRP Therapy
- Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Deterioration of the Hip Joint
- Hip Labral Tears
- Hip Tendon Tears
Stems Cell Therapy for the Hip
The use of mesenchymal stem cells represents a significant advancement in regenerative medicine, including the way we treat hip related pain and injury. These stem cells provide a way for pain sufferers to use their body’s own biologic response to injury to recover quickly. Stem cells can promote healing in sections of the body that are in constant use or have low blood flow. In either of these situations, the body’s recovery time is slowed.
Osteoarthritis of the Hip: The progressive degeneration of the tissue in and around the hip joint.
This degeneration will cause impairment of function, traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and/or strong opioid pain medications. The invasive surgical route can be traumatic to the body and there is no guarantee for long-term pain relief. With stem cells extracted from your own bone marrow, under image guided ultrasound, we inject the concentrated stem cells or platelet rich plasma into site of the degeneration. This treatment provides an anti-inflammatory action that helps with pain relief and the regenerative active that provides tissue healing and helps restore the hip joint and surroinding tissue.