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As we get older, it’s not unusual to suffer more aches and pains in various parts. Many people feel particular discomfort in their hips. In time, the damage caused by wear and tear in your hip joint can cause pain that encourages you to seek treatment.
Many people decide at this point to have surgery to replace their hip joint with an artificial implant. But could stem cell treatment represent an alternative to an surgical hip replacement? Let’s discuss hip replacement vs stem cell therapy.
The first recorded hip replacement took place as long ago as the late 19th century. At that time, ivory was used to replace the head of the femur after it had been ravaged by tuberculosis.
Naturally, treatments have evolved since then but the principle is the same: to replace a hip joint that has been damaged by wear and tear, or by conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Hip replacement surgery is a common solution to this problem. It is estimated that about 45,000 hip replacements are carried out each year in the United States alone.
Hip replacement surgery is now performed using minimally invasive techniques, decreasing the recovery time to 4-12 week.
It is also worth considering that hip replacements are not necessarily a permanent solution and, depending on your age, may require a second operation.
Stem cell treatment can offer an alternative to those not wanting surgery.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can signal your body to decrease inflammation and repair and regenerate damaged tissue. This includes bone damage, which means it may be a viable alternative to hip replacement if you are suffering from severe pain.
At the Stemwell Clinic, we harvest umbilical cord stem cells from healthy donors. Optimally, these can be injected directly into the hip, supporting your body’s ability to heal and regenerate. Alternatively, they can be introduced to your body intravenously. Stem cell therapy has been proven to deliver beneficial outcomes and improvements in the physical health of people with a wide variety of issues, including hip pain. It can support healing and improve your quality of life.
One ideal way to find out more about hip replacement surgery vs stem cell therapy is to talk to us here at the Stemwell Clinic. We take time to understand your particular circumstances so that we can advise you on the best course of action to deliver a beneficial outcome for you.
We look forward to beginning our conversation with you. Please get in touch with us at Stemwell today.
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Stem cell therapy offers no guarantees and is not promoted as a cure. This is similar to many other medical treatments. Reviewing the patient’s medical history is necessary to determine stem cell therapy eligibility. Any personal information provided is for internal and medical use with our medical providers only. The Stemwell Health headquarters is located in McLean, Virginia. Stemwell Health Virginia is not a stem cell treatment facility or surgical center. Treatments are not conducted anywhere in the US, since these advanced therapies are not yet FDA-approved. All cell therapies are conducted in Colombia where it is regulated by the ministry of health, INVIMA (Columbia’s FDA equivalent) and other local authorities. All treatments are performed within the country’s legal limits and regulatory framework where the specific medical provider practices.