Stem Cell Therapy – An Innovative Treatment for Joint Damage Available in Monroe Township, NJ
Stem cell therapy is a unique, nonsurgical procedure that can help the body heal itself. New Jersey Joints in Monroe Township, NJ, is among an elite group of medical practices around the country that offer stem cell treatments for joint pain. This innovative technique utilizes adult stem cells, which are harvested from a patient’s own body and injected into a site of damaged tissue. Stem cell injections can promote healing by stimulating the body’s natural growth factors and repair mechanisms (individual results will vary).
Over time, the body is subjected to a significant amount of wear and tear from daily physical activity. Healing stem cells are naturally present in tissues throughout the body (the richest source is typically the bone marrow). Even so, the joints and tendons, which must absorb the bulk of the stress, have a limited capacity to heal themselves, and this ability becomes even less effective with age. Stem cell treatment is designed to harvest powerful stem cells and concentrate them to enhance the healing of damaged tissues.
The joint specialists at New Jersey Joints in Monroe Township, New Jersey, may recommend stem cell therapy for treating an acute or chronic injury affecting a muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, or cartilage. Some examples include:
- A partial tear of the rotator cuff in a shoulder joint
- Mild to moderate osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis of a joint, such as a knee or hip
- A ruptured Achilles tendon
- A bone fracture
In some patients, stem cell therapy is effective enough to delay or preclude the need for joint replacement surgery. But, if surgery is required, the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at New Jersey Joints can perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures designed to help our patients get back to the activities they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible.
If you’d like to discuss stem cell therapy and other treatment options for joint damage, contact New Jersey Joints to schedule an appointment at our office in Monroe Township, NJ.