Clifton Surgery Center
Surgery Center located in Clifton, NJ
Whether you suffer pain from arthritis or a torn ligament, stem cell therapy may be the treatment you need. Stem cell therapy relieves pain and boosts healing in injured or diseased muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. The specialists at Clifton Surgery Center use ultrasound-guided stem cell injections to precisely deliver stem cells to damaged tissues, where they go to work regenerating new cells, relieving pain, and helping you heal. To schedule an appointment call the office in Clifton, New Jersey.
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What are stem cells?
Stem cells have the unique ability to divide and reproduce to regenerate new tissues. There are different types of stem cells capable of replicating the tissues and structures your body needs. For example, your body uses adult stem cells to replace old and damaged tissues throughout your lifetime.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy refers to injecting a concentrated amount of stem cells into a part of your body that’s diseased or injured. After your provider delivers the injection, the stem cells do their natural job: They produce the type of new cells needed to replace damaged cells and restore healthy tissues.
Mesenchymal stem cells are a type of adult stem cells used in therapeutic injections. They’re harvested from your body fat or a sample of bone marrow removed from your hip.
When your expert at Clifton Surgery Center injects mesenchymal stem cells, they:
- Reduce inflammation
- Produce bone, muscle, cartilage, and fat
- Promote cell growth and fight cell death
- Increase blood vessel growth
- Secrete proteins to promote tissue growth and healing
Another type of stem cell used in therapeutic injections, amniotic stem cells, have the potential to regenerate nerve and heart cells.
Women freely donate amniotic stem cells after cesarean delivery. Following a cesarean section, amniotic fluid is normally discarded, but it’s easy to collect, purify, and use for stem cell therapy.
What conditions can stem cell therapy treat?
Stem cell therapy can heal many different musculoskeletal conditions affecting your joints, spine, hands, and feet, such as:
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries
- Inflammation in soft tissues and joints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Cartilage defects
Your surgeon may also use intradiscal procedures, injecting stem cells into a damaged spinal disc to treat a tear or crack and prevent it from worsening. To boost your results, your surgeon might pair your stem cell therapy with a Tenex procedure.
What is a Tenex procedure?
Tenex is the short name for a procedure officially known as Tenex Health TX®, an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to treat chronic tendon pain. The Tenex device has a microtip that your surgeon inserts through a small incision.
When the tip reaches the damaged part of the tendon, the device emits ultrasound that breaks down the unhealthy tissue and suctions it up through the microtip.
When your surgeon uses Tenex Health TX to treat injured and damaged tendons in your knee, elbow, shoulder, and foot, it effectively relieves pain and promotes quicker healing. The Tenex procedure may also be combined with stem cell therapy to enhance your results.
If you continue to suffer pain despite conservative treatment, call Clifton Surgery Center to see if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy.