Stem Cell Therapy
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STEM CELL THERAPY
Stem cells are adult stem cells that can be found in bone marrow. Krasnick Regenerative Medicine performs autologous stem cell therapy, which means that the stem cells used in your treatment are taken from your own body, not from a donor.
Conditions treated with bone marrow stem cell therapy include painful joints with cartilage damage, osteoarthritis- especially in the knee and hip- but can be used in other joints and used to treat tendon injuries as well.
Stem Cell Therapy treatments do not contain any drugs, steroids, narcotics or NSAIDs, are performed in the office and do not require surgery. Dr. Krasnick performs injections under ultrasound guidance, so he is highly accurate in injecting the treatment to the exact location needed. These treatments allow the body’s own natural healing powers to recover and restore to health.
If you are looking for a non-surgical, drug-free, natural, alternative pain treatment, then contact us at (734) 585-5653 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krasnick.
What to expect during bone marrow cell therapy
Your therapy treatments are separated into several steps. First, we’ll have you lie on your stomach. Medications may be administered orally to ensure a comfortable experience. Local anesthetic is administered to numb the area. From there, we will use a needle to carefully extract bone marrow from the back of your hip utilizing ultrasound guidance for precise visualization. Afterwards, we concentrate the marrow aspirate to isolate the desirable cells and proteins, before injecting them into the patient. This is done on the same day with minimal manipulation.
Ultrasound guidance is used to selectively target painful structures in a comfortable manner. To complete your procedure, we’ll apply bandages to the area and send you home to begin the recovery process.
Unlike other invasive treatments, there is only a brief recovery period associated with bone marrow cell therapy. Often the injected area may be sore for 48-72 hours while the early inflammation phase subsides. Rest is advised for 48 hours although weight bearing is encouraged followed by physical therapy beginning 5 days post procedure. In about four to six weeks, we’ll often have you return for a follow-up injection with a platelet-rich plasma injection booster.