Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary treatment used to heal orthopedic injuries and conditions that cause pain. The orthopedic surgeons at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group are among the first to offer stem cell therapy for patients in the area.
Please Note: stem cell therapy is a highly dynamic field that constantly evolves. Our providers research the latest findings and read up-to-date literature to make sure they provide you with the best treatment options. Please schedule a consultation with one of our stem cell experts to find out how this treatment can benefit you – 719-632-7669.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge procedure developed to regenerate new, healthy tissue at the site of an injury or wound. An injection of stem cells provides an immediate boost to the body’s natural healing power, resulting in faster recovery from injuries.
Stem cell therapy is used to treat several conditions including tendon injuries, cartilage injuries, muscle injuries, fascial injuries, and injured nerves. It can also be used to shorten recovery time after surgery.
What to Expect
Stem cell therapy is similar to getting a cortisone shot. The injection will be given as close as possible to the source of pain or injury to provide the most effective relief. The injection site will be numbed, making the entire process quick, easy, and practically painless.
Where Do the Tissues Come From?
The stem cells we use at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group come primarily from umbilical cord/Wharton’s jelly products. They are harvested following the birth of a child by cesarean section (C-section). The umbilical cord is typically discarded unless it is used for stem cell harvesting. Using umbilical cord/Wharton’s jelly stem cells is a safe, well-developed method used in many areas of medicine. These stem cells do not contain the proteins that cause an adverse immune reaction – preventing your body from rejecting it.
At the time of Caesarian delivery, the baby is delivered healthy and the umbilical cord/Wharton’s jelly (which in the past were typically discarded) are collected – with maternal consent. The donors are between 18 and 35 years old, are healthy, and have no prior use of medication or other chemical substances. Maternal history is analyzed and blood tested. There is no harm done during recovery.
Am I a Candidate?
For long-term pain relief and healing without surgery, call us at (719) 632-7669 and find out if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy.