Orthopedic Conditions

 

Osteoarthritis of the Spine, Discs and Related Injuries

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Neck Arthritis and Spine disease have two common problems causing neck pain, degenerative disk disease and facet arthropathy (a type of arthritis) of the cervical spine. Not all disk problems are amenable to regenerative therapy and patient selection is very important to optimize outcomes. Many forms of spine pain are actually due to arthritis of the facet joints (small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent neighboring vertebrae).

We have developed a Neck Arthritis and Spine disease protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). The protocol uses an advanced method of target planning using MRI with gadolinium contrast to identify inflamed or degenerated areas along the cervical spine. Once these are located, SVF is deployed by laser guided CAT scan to within 1mm of the targets seen on MRI. This is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire procedure takes approximately 4 hours. This unique targeting and deployment system is the only one like it in the world for deploying SVF into backs.

 

Osteoarthritis of the Knee and Related Injuries

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Knee arthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Americans. There are several alternatives to knee surgery such as injection of cartilage substitutes or steroids. Steroid injection is not favored as a viable long term treatment since the steroids actually damage local tissues over time. Certain types of knee problems including significant meniscal and ligamentous injuries may not be amenable to regenerative therapy. It is important to evaluate each individual case to assess likelihood of success with attempting regenerative therapy. CSN has developed a degenerative knee disease protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors).  The deployment (injection) protocol performed under local anesthesia is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately 3 hours.  Other offices offering the same autologous SVF procedure are finding similar outcomes. *SemGenex in Cali. In Japan. In the journal Cell Transplantation.

 

Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder and Related Injuries

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Shoulder problems come from chronic pain from rotator cuff injuries and arthritis of joints of the shoulder disables millions of Americans. Certain types of shoulder joint problems including certain tendon problems and ligamentous injuries may not be amenable to cell therapy. It is important to evaluate each individual case to assess likelihood of success with attempting regenerative therapy.

 

Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Related Injuries

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Hip arthritis is a form of degenerative joint disease that affects millions of Americans. Patients try to delay hip replacement surgery for as long as possible and often seek hip injections with steroids. Steroid injection is not favored as a viable long term treatment since the steroids actually damage local tissues over time. Certain types of hip problems including certain fractures and injuries may not be amenable to cell therapy. It is important to evaluate each individual case to assess likelihood of success with attempting regenerative therapy. has developed a degenerative hip disease SVF deployment protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). SVF is injected using local anesthesia under radiographic guidance using CAT scanning to ensure that the injection is accurate. This is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire cellular surgical procedure takes approximately 3 hours.

 

Osteoarthritis of the wrist and hand

The wrist, hand and fingers are very well used tools over their lifespan.  Surgical procedures to help palliate symptoms of arthritis have proven ineffective for most and often worse than the condition itself.  Much like the foot, the hand and wrist are made up of a number of articulating bones, connected by many ligaments.  The accumulation of injuries over the years and  wear and tear cause the small joints to become arthritic as we age.  And as is the case for other joints, we simply don't have the number of stem cells available as we did when we were young to help in the healing process, therefore the joints continue to decline.  Today, a simple stem cell procedure can give the wrist and hand a concentrated injection of stem cells harvested from your fat to induce healing much like as if your wrist and hand were 12 years old again for a period of about 4 to 6 months just like in the article in this link.