An Overview of Stem Cell Treatment for Hips
When the hip becomes injured from sports, overuse or a fall, it may become painful and dysfunctional. Dr. Jervis Yau, Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria and Ventura, California area hip specialist, offers stem cell treatment for hip injuries. A stem cell hip treatment is an innovative and non-surgical treatment option designed to accelerate the healing process and promote tissue regeneration after injury.
The hip joint is considered one of the more flexible joints in the human body. As a ball-and-socket joint, the hip allows a great range of motion and stability during motion. The joint is surrounded by a complex system of muscles, ligaments and tendons that work in unison to prevent instability.
Common Uses for Stem Cell Hip Treatment
Chronic hip pain and ongoing hip injuries can cause every day activities to become painful and difficult. If traditional measures, such as rest, modified activities and physical therapy, do not alleviate the pain, Dr. Yau may recommend a stem cell hip treatment. Stem cell treatment for hips may be used to treat:
- Ligament injuries
- Tendon injuries
- Hip arthritis
How is a Stem Cell Treatment for the Hip Performed?
Patients experiencing chronic debilitating hip pain may be ideal candidates for stem cell treatment. Dr. Yau has the ability to utilize a patient’s own (autologous) adult stem cells in order to accelerate healing and promote tissue regeneration.
Stem cell hip treatment begins with Dr. Yau extracting bone marrow from the patient’s hip region. The “mesenchymal” adult stem cells and other healing agents found within the bone marrow are separated, concentrated and re-injected directly into the hip’s injured tissue to facilitate healing and tissue regeneration.
It is important to note that patients over the age of 65 may achieve better results using allograft (donor) tissues for regeneration.
For additional information on stem cell treatment for hips, or to determine if you are a candidate for a stem cell hip treatment, please contact the office of. Dr. Jervis Yau, hip specialist serving the Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria and Ventura, California communities.