Houston Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Therapy for Hips

Stem Cell Therapy for Hips in Houston

Hip repair and replacement surgeries have become increasingly prevalent, even among younger demographics. Yet, surgery isn’t the sole option available. Here at Houston Regenerative Medicine, we present stem cell therapy for hip joints as an effective and safe alternative to traditional surgical interventions. These stem cells possess the capability to transform into various cell types required for the rejuvenation of a damaged hip joint.

Stem cell therapy for hip joints

The process of stem cell therapy for hip joints typically spans about 3 hours at our clinic in Houston Regenerative Medicine. Initially, we extract stem cells from the patient and procure some blood to obtain platelets, also referred to as PRP. Following this, we concentrate these stem cells and platelets to create a respective cell product. Subsequently, this concentrated mixture is reintroduced into the hip area where damage is present, such as in the cartilage, ligaments, or bone, aiming to revitalize healthy tissue.

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We combine stem cells sourced from the bone marrow and abdominal fat with PRP, formulating a treatment that proves to be exceptionally effective for the hip and the tissues around it. This method underscores an effective treatment strategy, leveraging the effects of stem cell therapy to encourage the regeneration of healthy tissue surrounding the hip joint. Once the stem cells are injected into the hip joint, they start repairing the damaged areas. The PRP, packed with growth factors, helps boost the healing power of the stem cells. After the injection, patients can head home right away.

Hip Replacement Surgery vs. Stem Cell Treatment: Which Is Right for You?

Hip surgery, an operative treatment, usually requires a hospital stay of several days and is followed by months of rigorous physical therapy, often accompanied by severe pain. After undergoing a hip replacement, patients are frequently advised to avoid certain movements,

including bending and twisting, for up to 12 months to protect the hip tissue from damage. Furthermore, even after the hip joint has fully healed, there might still be limitations on a wide range of physical activities. High-impact activities such as sports, jogging, and dancing may remain restricted to preserve physical function and avoid jeopardizing the integrity of the repaired hip tissue.

With stem cell therapy for hips, most patients can return to their active lifestyles without any restrictions or the necessity for prolonged physical therapy. Usually, patients start noticing improvements from the stem cells within three to four weeks after the procedure. Following this initial period, patients typically experience a notable decrease in pain and an improvement in hip joint mobility over the next few weeks as the stem cells continue their restorative process.

Understanding the Required Stem Cell Treatments for Hip Recovery

In most cases of hip joint injuries, a single stem cell injection is usually sufficient for repair. However, for more severe injuries, additional injections may be required. In such instances, we administer extra PRP into the hip joint approximately 2-3 months after the initial injection to stimulate the previously injected stem cells. This method frequently facilitates the required healing process for severe joint damage.

Extracting Adult Stem Cells from Your Bone Marrow

Our process involves extracting a concentrated sample of stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow, where adult stem cells reside. These cells are responsible for repairing damaged tissue and initiating necessary repairs in the body. Typically, adult stem cell therapies carry no risk to patients since the cells come from their own bodies.

Collecting Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Fat

We also extract stem cells from adult fat tissue to facilitate healing in the hip joint. Referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), these adult stem cells share many regenerative properties with those from bone marrow but also display distinct and significant characteristics. These stem cells sourced from adult fat are youthful, possess the ability to proliferate, and can transform into different cell types. Consequently, they not only stimulate bone marrow stem cells but also replicate themselves, thereby magnifying their beneficial impact on the hip joint.

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Is Stem Cell Therapy for Hips Safe?

Stem cell therapy for hip joints offers a safe alternative to hip replacement or surgery. Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are natural components present in the human body. By sourcing stem cells and PRP from the patient’s own blood, rather than external sources, the risk of rejection or harm to the patient’s health is virtually eliminated. Additionally, the procedure is performed by a board-certified Medical Doctor with over 30 years of experience in injecting hip joints.

Treating Hip Joint Conditions with Stem Cell Therapy

Here at Houston Regenerative Medicine, we’ve been utilizing stem cell therapy to treat hip-related issues for nearly a decade. These encompass a range of injuries and conditions such as:

Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Arthritis Treatment

Hip arthritis, a prevalent source of hip discomfort, arises when the cartilage between the hip joint’s bones deteriorates. Though it can impact individuals of any age, factors such as advanced age, gender, obesity, bone abnormalities, or specific medical conditions can elevate the risk. Additionally, genetic predispositions and repetitive joint stress or injury contribute to an individual’s susceptibility to hip arthritis.

In the treatment of hip arthritis, stem cells emit anti-inflammatory and pro-growth signals, creating an environment conducive to tissue regeneration and wound healing. Researchers also suggest that stem cells may inhibit tissue degradation, encouraging the body to generate additional cartilage cells, thereby promoting cartilage growth.

Stem Cell Treatment for Hip Labral Tear Repair

A hip labral tear occurs when the labrum, the cartilage ring encircling the hip joint socket, tears. This structure provides stability to the joint. Athletes are particularly susceptible to hip labral tears, as are individuals with hip deformities due to genetic conditions or diseases. In cases where rest or physical therapy fails to improve the condition, arthroscopic surgery is often recommended. This surgical procedure involves removing damaged portions of the labrum. However, such removal can compromise overall hip stability, increasing the risk of further injury or exacerbating existing arthritic hip problems.

A preferable alternative to surgery is utilizing stem cells to aid in the regeneration and repair of labral tissue. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hip labral tear or suspect you may have this condition, we encourage you to reach out to Houston Regenerative Medicine to schedule a consultation.

“Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy in the Treatment of Hip Osteoarthritis”

Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, Volume 4, Issue 2, July 2017, Pages 159–163 Rodrigo Mardones, Claudio M. Jofré, L. Tobar, José J. Minguell https://doi.org/10.1093/jhps/hnx011 https://academic.oup.com/jhps/article/4/2/159/3074996

“Management of Hip Labral Tears in Athletes: An Evidence-Based Review of the Literature”

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 3 – May 2018 DOI: 10.19080/JPFMTS.2018.04.555636 J Phy Fit Treatment & Sports Walid Ben Nafa, School of Health Sciences, The University of Salford, UK; Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, UK https://juniperpublishers.com/jpfmts/pdf/JPFMTS.MS.ID.555636.pdf


What our Patient Say

Pursuing surgery, especially for shoulders, the outcome isn’t really that good. Having a natural way to heal your shoulder is definitely the avenue I wanted to take. After 3 weeks, I started to notice the range of motion in my shoulder improved by 75%; pain was reduced by 50%.

(Stem Cell Therapy)

I have to walk down the staircase to meet my fiance to get married. Walking and stairs have been so incredibly painful. Having this procedure, there is no downtime, and I’m feeling so much better – I’m expecting to walk down that staircase without any trouble.

(acCELLerate™ Therapy)

They spun out the stem cells, in probably about an hour, and then shot it into my right knee. It was painless and simple and I got up and walked out with no pain in my knee. It’s been 8 weeks since I had the procedure done, and the coolest thing is I don’t even think about my knee.

(Stem Cell Therapy)

The first five days, so-so, uncomfortable. After about the fifth day it’s been nothing but better and better. Progressively better – I’d say, every two weeks I’m seeing big increments of change. I’m sleeping right through the night.

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