The hip is our largest articulation and one of the most active everyday. Since it is also the articulation with the greatest amount of cartilage, it is common to feel pain, stiffness or unstability when we lose it due to wear or just the pass of time. The most common cause of hip pain is arthritis, making them ideal candidates for our proven regenerative treatments.
This articulation is one of the most complex in our bodies. It involves an array of muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Because of this, hip conditions are often misdiagnosed. Our commitment to provide excellent medical care translates into a personalised analysis of each case, leaving no stone unturned in thoroughly evaluating your condition and offering a custom treatment to heal your injury or illness.
PRMEDICA´s non surgical and regenerative approach to repair damaged tissue in the hip calls for a carefully placed needle in the intra-articular space. This procedure is performed by a specialist under double doppler ultrasound guidance. Mild relaxing medication and local anesthesia may also be applied. You will return to your normal everyday activities already noticing relief the next day.
Here are details of the stem cell procedure for the treatment of degenerative disease of the hip joint:
Below are the details of the new procedure.
- The process starts with x-ray, MRI or ultrasound images of the affected joint(s), and complete blood work to check for infectious diseases and cancer markers to determine if client is suitable candidate for stem cell treatment.
- If client is suffering pain and inflammation of the joint the doctor may recommend ozone therapy to ease the pain and reduce inflammation, at least one day before the stem cell treatment. The ozone is injected into the affected joint(s). This will reduce inflammation and pain and prepares the joint for stem cell treatment.
- Doctor reviews condition of joint(s) and decide on the quantity of stem cells and method of application to provide optimal results of the patient’s condition. Depending on the severity of the condition doctor may inject between 25 million to 50 million stem cells in the affected joint.
- Before injecting the stem cells the doctor will take a sample of client’s blood which is spun in a centrifuge to produce platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then ozonated with an infiltration of ozone and injected into the joint together with the stem cells and hyaluronic acid. This lubricates the joint and helps eliminate pain and reduce inflammation and activates the stem cells to promote the healing process. Combining the PRP with stem cells will stimulate the movement of cells towards the joint and make those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissue.
- Doctor may inject directly into the affected joint(s) under ultrasound guidance to pinpoint with absolute precision the exact location of the injection. If multiple joints are to be treated the doctor may apply stem cells by intravenous infusion.
In addition, the client is given a nutrient supplement to be taken orally for 3 months to help with the restoration of the cartilage. As part of the advanced protocol we also recommend the stem cell booster implant which contains nutrients derived from the placenta and is injected into the fatty tissue of the abdomen, with a tiny needle that goes just under the skin. The implant will slowly release nutrients over a prolonged period to activate and nourish the body’s stem cells and enhances the healing process. The booster implant is mixed with a sample of the client’s blood which is spun in the centrifuge and this process will improve the disbursement of the nutrients in the body. Also, 20% more nutrients have been added to the booster implant to provide longer lasting benefits. The implant will provide an overall feeling of well-being and promotes good health.
Immediately after the stem cell procedure, you can use the joint normally, and the rate of improvement depends on the patient’s previous condition, in general improvement is documented as between between 85% to 95% effective.