Hand and Wrist Injuries and Arthritis
Stem Cell and Platelet Treatments for Hand and Wrist Injuries and Degenerative Conditions
Dr. Musman offers the nation’s most advanced stem cell and platelet treatments for hand and wrist injuries and arthritis. Contact us today for an appointment.
Benefits of Regenexx® Stem Cell Therapy and PRP for Hand and Wrist Conditions
These non-surgical injection procedures happen within a single day and may offer a viable alternative for those who are suffering from hand or wrist pain and who may be facing surgery. Our patients are able to more quickly return to normal activity following their non-surgical procedure and avoid the painful and lengthy rehabilitation periods that my be required following a hand or wrist surgery to help restore strength, mobility and range-of-motion.
Stem Cell injection procedure utilizes stem cells from your own body’s reserves to help heal the injured area
Fluoroscopy allows precise placement of cells into the injured area
Modern techniques in today’s medicine allows us to withdraw stem cells from bone marrow, concentrate them through a lab process and then re-inject them precisely into the injured tissues in other areas of the body using advanced imaging guidance. Through Fluoroscopy and MSK Ultrasound, we’re able to ensure the cells are being introduced into the exact area of need. When the stem cells are re-injected, they enhance the natural repair process of degenerated and injured tendons, ligaments, and arthritic joints – Turning the tables on the natural breakdown process that occurs from aging, overuse and injury.
How Are The Stem Cells Obtained?
The human body keeps a supply of stem cells available to help repair injured and degenerated tissues at all times, making it fairly simple to retrieve them for therapeutic purposes.
As stem cells remain in reserve, in the marrow cavity of your bones, we have found the easiest place to harvest these stem cells is from the back of the hip area (iliac bone).
Procedure is done in the office, under ultrasound or x-ray precision and guidance.
Patients lay face down as the doctor thoroughly cleans the area before numbing the skin and bone.
A special needle is inserted into the bone to withdraw marrow blood, which contains the stem cells.
NOTE: This procedure is not like a bone marrow biopsy nor is it at painful as one. This harvesting procedure is well tolerated by patients and not considered difficult as many patients claim it is not painful.
After bone marrow blood is drawn, it is taken to our onsite laboratory and centrifuged to concentrate and purify the stem cells while other cells that are not needed are removed, leaving a concentrated sample of stem cells used to help heal your injury.
The entire process is done by hand to enable customized designing of the stem cell specimen for your particular injury.
A preparation of your concentrated platelets are also gathered at this time for injection into the injury site to release growth factors that “turn on” the stem cells that will later be injected.
These platelets are injected again 3-5 days later to keep the stem cells activated and promote additional healing.