Pain is the most common symptom of any orthopedic problem. It can be either mild or severe and acute or chronic depending on the extent of the injury. Hip joint pain is one of the common musculoskeletal problems that occurs due to an underlying reason, which could be a labral tear, tendon tear, or arthritis. When non-operative treatments fail to address hip pain, surgery is an ultimate option to treat hip pain. Surgical intervention of any orthopedic problem often results in side effects and post-treatment complications.
Stem cell therapy for hip pain is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical treatment option that involves simple injections made from your stem cells harvested from bone marrow. Hip stem cell treatment is an effective alternative to hip surgery. Also, Super concentrated platelet (SCP) treatment for the hip is an effective regenerative orthopedic therapy that uses concentrated platelets to address hip pain. Regenerative medicine for hips is providing a cutting-edge solution to avoid hip replacement surgery.
The hip joint needs a certain degree of flexibility for a large range of motion. Degenerative joint conditions like arthritis lead to pain and stiffness in the hip joint that might get worsened when left untreated. Treatment of the underlying medical problem in the hip joint ligaments, tendons, and soft tissues alleviates pain and improves the flexibility in the hip joint.
Hip pain: causes, symptoms and diagnosis
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that allows movement in multiple directions. Hip pain is often related to the muscles and tendons that provide support to the hip joint. Problems in the hip joint cause pain in the hip or groin region. Also, hip pain, along with the pain in the upper thigh or outer buttock can be due to a problem in the ligament, tendon, muscle, or any other soft tissue around the hip joint.
Arthritis in the hip is one of the major causes of hip pain that occurs due to the wear down of the cartilage with aging. Excessive stress or overuse can result in inflammation in the tendons of the hips. Hip bursitis, an inflammation of the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac in the hip, causes pain and stiffness of the hip joint.
Hip pain can be dull, persistent or sharp and shooting pain that causes extreme inconvenience in doing your regular tasks. The pain in the hip is felt by the loss of motion or stiffness that increases with bending, walking, or lifting your leg. Sometimes the pain is felt in the groin region, especially while moving or doing an activity.
To evaluate hip pain, the doctor will initially review your medical history to understand if there are any traumatic events that contributed to hip pain. Evaluation of hip pain requires imaging tests, such as X-ray and MRI scan. Any damage caused to the soft tissues can be visualized on an MRI scan.
Non-surgical treatment for hip pain
Stem cell treatment for hip pain aims to reduce hip pain and improve strength and flexibility in the muscles and ligaments of the hip. Stem cells are the unique cells that develop into various cell types in the body, thereby enabling tissue repair and regeneration. In the case of arthritis of the hip, stem cells encourage the repair of the damaged cells and accelerate the growth of new tissue. As the new cells grow, the pain and inflammation in the hip reduce gradually.
Researchers have found that amplified concentration blood platelets are helpful in the non-surgical treatment of hip pain. Super concentrated platelets (SCP) therapy manages pain in the hip tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The blood drawn from the body is concentrated in a lab by a centrifugation process to obtain SCP . The plasma that is rich in platelets is injected into the site of injury with the help of image-guided procedure to precisely administer the platelets into the damaged area of the hip. Both stem cell therapy and SCP therapy require post-procedure physiotherapy for faster recovery.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Is stem cell procedure for hip safe?
Hip joint stem cell treatment is a highly safe and advanced non-surgical procedure that does not result in any side effects nor post-procedure complications. Stem cells are harvested from the patient’s bone marrow and are concentrated in the lab for further clinical use.
Stem cell treatment for hips involves the use of precise image-guided techniques, such as X-ray fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging to inject the stem cells precisely into the damaged area. The procedure is highly safe without any adverse effects and repairs the damaged tissue gradually without disturbing the integrity of the surrounding joint structures.
How successful is stem cell therapy for arthritis in the hip?
Stem cell treatment for hip arthritis is an advanced regenerative non-surgical procedure that employs autologous stem cells for the treatment. Most of the patients who received stem cell treatment for hips have found significant improvement in the pain and could experience an increased range of motions within a few weeks of receiving stem cell injections.
What care should be taken after stem cell treatment for hips?
Although stem cell treatment is a non-surgical procedure, one should take necessary safety measures to enable faster recovery from the treatment. It is advisable to do regular physiotherapy exercises to increase the blood flow to the treated area and to improve the strength and mobility in the hip joints. One should avoid imposing excessive stress or strain of the treated hip joint at least for a few weeks of time.