Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Orange, CA

Adult stem cells continuously replicate and regenerate new tissues. Stem cell therapy takes advantage of this unique quality to promote faster healing of sports injuries and arthritis. The doctors at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center have extensive experience extracting your own stem cells and injecting them into damaged tissues, where they help repair your injury. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, call the office in Orange, California, or book an appointment online.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center

What are stem cells?

Stem cells have the unique ability to continuously divide and replicate to grow new tissues. Adult stem cells throughout your body help keep you healthy by self-replicating to produce new tissues that are used to repair and replace old, damaged, and diseased tissues.

Some adult stem cells are highly specialized and can only reproduce one type of tissue. However, other adult stem cells can produce several types of tissues.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a specialized treatment that uses stem cell injections to heal your damaged tissues. One type of adult stem cell, mesenchymal stem cells, are very effective for treating orthopedic conditions.

Mesenchymal stem cells promote healing by:

  • Replicating and producing new bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  • Reducing inflammation and relieving pain
  • Promoting cell growth
  • Increasing blood vessel growth
  • Secreting growth factors

Where do adult stem cells come from?

Bone marrow is a rich source of adult mesenchymal stem cells, so the doctors at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center produce your stem cell treatment by extracting bone marrow from your hip.

After administering the appropriate sedation and local anesthesia, your doctor uses a needle to extract the bone marrow. Then the sample is processed in a centrifuge, which separates mesenchymal stem cells from other cells found in bone marrow. These concentrated stem cells are used for your stem cell therapy.

What conditions are treated with stem cell therapy?

The doctors at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center use adult mesenchymal stem cell therapy to heal conditions such as:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendon inflammation and injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Fractures
  • ACL injuries
  • Meniscus injuries

Stem cell therapy offers a regenerative treatment option for any type of sports injury or problem affecting your musculoskeletal system.

In some cases, your doctor at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center may combine stem cell therapy with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The platelets in PRP contain growth factors that increase the stem cells’ effectiveness and also help reduce inflammation and pain.

Whether you have a sports injury or degenerative joint disease, call Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center to learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.