Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy Overview
Orthopedic injuries and conditions affect millions of patients every day around the world. Some of the top orthopedic injuries – tennis elbow, ACL tears, meniscus tears, rotator cuff injuries and shoulder dislocations – are all treated by Dr. Nikhil Verma, knee surgeon and shoulder specialist serving the Chicago, Westchester, Oak Brook and Hinsdale, Illinois communities. Dr. Verma offers patients living in the greater Chicago area the latest in orthopedic stem cell therapy. He is also available to answer any questions a patient may have on uses of stem cells in orthopedic medicine.
How is Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy Performed?
Dr. Verma utilizes autologous stem cells, otherwise known as adult stem cells, in his practice to accelerate healing of common orthopedic injuries and conditions. Adult stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own body to help reduce the risk of infection, disease transmission and tissue rejection. Since adult stem cells are found in a patient’s own body, it is not necessary to utilize the controversial and unethical embryonic or fetal stem cells.
Orthopedic stem cell therapy begins by Dr. Verma harvesting a bone marrow sample from the patient’s body, usually from the hip area. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the adult stem cells, platelets and white blood cells. Once these three healing agents are separated from red blood cells, Dr. Verma will inject the stem cells directly into the damaged area to accelerate regeneration and healing.
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