Conditions like arthritis and plantar fasciitis that damage your tissues benefit from innovative regenerative medicine treatments like stem cell therapy. Dr. Brice Blatz provides stem cell therapy to facilitate the healing process for orthopedic conditions and injuries and manage degenerative joint and bone conditions at Pacific Regenerative & Interventional Sports Medicine in San Jose, California. If you’re living with arthritis or other painful injuries, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge regenerative medicine treatment that provides an entirely new way to manage and heal degenerative joint and bone conditions as well as injuries.
Stem cells are the building block cells of your body. What makes them unique is that stem cells can develop into any other kind of cell your body needs including cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and more.
With advances in regenerative medicine, physicians and medical researchers have developed techniques to harness this unique trait of stem cells to treat injuries and improve the healing process by giving your body the building blocks it needs to repair your tissue.
Dr. Blatz uses stem cell therapy to treat arthritis and other soft tissue injuries. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition where over time the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones that meet in joints wears away. Without the cartilage, the raw ends of the bone rub together, which creates friction, inflammation, and pain. Dr. Blatz uses stem cell therapy to encourage the growth and regeneration of your cartilage.
Dr. Blatz has also had success in treating other injuries and conditions such as:
As research into stem cell therapy continues, stem cell therapy will become more commonplace. Empirical data is collected every day showing the efficacy of this cutting-edge regenerative treatment.
During a stem cell therapy session, Dr. Blatz either harvests stem cells from your bone marrow or use donor cells to create an injectable serum. If they collect stem cells from your body, they thoroughly numb your hip and buttocks and perform a bone marrow aspiration. They combine the stem cells with a sample of your blood.
When the serum is prepared, Dr. Blatz injects it into your injured or damaged body part. He may use a diagnostic imaging study like fluoroscopy or arthroscopy to ensure the stem cells are delivered exactly where your body needs them. You may have additional injections in the days and weeks following your initial stem cell therapy appointment.
If you want to learn more about stem cell therapy and find out if it’s a good treatment option for you, call or schedule an appointment online today.