Stem Cell Treatment for Hip Injuries

Jan 30, 2019 | Blog

What Are the Causes of Hip Injury?

Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of hip injuries. Other conditions that can cause hip injuries include:

  • Repetitive use of the tendons and hip joints, typically during strenuous exercise or manual labor
  • Abrupt falls
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Menopause induced bone density loss
  • Hip labral tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus

How Are Hip Injuries Diagnosed?

Hip injuries require diagnosis by a medical professional, and can be done in the following ways:

  • Physical exam and medical history review
  • X-rays to reveal the condition of the bones and hip joints
  • CT and MRI scans to analyze soft tissues such as tendons and muscles
  • Blood test to detect levels of antibodies that indicate rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Arthrocentesis or joint aspiration: hip-joint fluid is extracted for laboratory study

Using Stem Cells to Treat Hip Pain

If the hip is injured, the injured tissue cells send out signals. Stem cells respond to those signals and moving to the injured tissue, and then release proteins that nourish and stimulate your own cells to initiate regeneration. Stem cell therapy may help relieve pain and repair damage caused by common hip injuries and conditions like bursitis, osteoarthritis, hip arthritis, labral tears, and avascular necrosis.

The CSPP pain management specialists will begin by cleaning and numbing the area and using x-rays to guide the needle into the precise injury spot. After the cells are injected, they migrate next to your damaged cells and release growth factors, which then may:

  • Activate T-cells to secrete proteins
  • Open up your blood vessels and form new ones
  • Move cells out of your blood vessels and into the tissues surrounding them
  • Stimulate your cells to regenerate your tissue
  • Inhibit your inflammation
  • Regulate your immune system

The non-surgical procedure usually takes less than an hour, and you can return home the same day.

Where Do the Stem Cells Come From?

The stem cells used by CSPP are from the umbilical cord blood of healthy newborns that has been donated by the mother after the baby is born.

What Are the Side Effects?

Potential risks are the same risks associated with any injection procedure, such as a small risk of bacterial infection and nerve damage.

Am I a Good Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Injury?

It is essential that we complete a thorough examination to determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. In general, if you are suffering from hip pain, a hip injury, osteoarthritis or AVN, you may be a good candidate for a stem cell procedure.

If you would like to learn more about the stem cell treatments for hip injuries, call the CSPP pain management specialists today at (818) 325-2088 for a consultation.