The symptoms of degenerative joint disease are caused by the gradual deterioration of articular cartilage on joint surfaces. Cartilage protects our joints and allows them to move smoothly. Without articular cartilage, raw joint surfaces abrade one another and rapidly erode away.
The stem cell procedure for treating arthrosis on the main articulations such as knees, hips, shoulders, neck, back, hands, feet, elbows, and ankles is a simple non-surgical outpatient procedure with no general anesthesia. Degenerative joint disease treatments are the main procedures performed at the clinic with a high rate of success. PRMEDICA has researched and developed a more advanced protocol for the treatment of joint conditions and the new procedure has achieved significant success. Below are the details of the new procedure.
Stem Cell/Exosome Joint Injection Procedure
- The process starts with a clinical consultation and a focused orthopedic assessment. Xrays, ultrasound and/or MRI imaging and complete blood work are then performed to determine suitability for a stem cell treatment.
- Ozone therapy sessions might be indicated to treat pain, swelling and soft tissue injuries and prepare the joint for the injection. This aids to direct the stem cells into targeting the tissue that needs repairing or replacing.
- Depending on each condition, the attending physician recommends the amount of stem cells and exosomes to be used in each joint to be treated. The amount ranges between 25 and 50 million mesenchymal stem cells plus 1 to 5 ml. of exosomes. These therapeutic doses depend on the severity of the condition and are proven to give optimal results.
- Each stem cell/exosome syringe is mixed with the patient´s own ozonated platelet rich plasma drawn and centrifuged that same day. This personalized mix provides the joint with your own healing factors, a powerful anti-inflammatory gas and the tissue regenerative potential of stem cells. The exosomes help further the stem cells´ differentiation process.
- The attending physician injects into the affected joint under double doppler ultrasound guidance to pinpoint with absolute precision the exact location of the injection. Mild relaxing medication and/or local anesthesia may also be applied.
In addition, the patient is given a vitamin and mineral supplement to help with the restoration of cartilage. As part of our Stem Cell/Exosome Joint Injection Procedure, we also recommend the Stem Cell Booster implant which is injected with a tiny needle under the skin of the belly. It contains nutrients derived from placenta and freeze-dried stem cells. The Stem Cell Booster implant nourishes the injected stem cells and boosts your own supply of stem cells to enhance the healing process.