Can Regenerative Medicine Help my Hip Pain?

By  published  September 25, 2019

Are you considering surgery for your persistent hip pain? Have non-surgical treatments failed to provide enough relief? If the answer to any or both of those questions is yes, you should consider Regenerative Medicine.

Regenerative medicine treatments focus on enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal and provides a unique solution for all types of joint pain.

Our body has its own growth factors and stem cells to repair and regenerate damaged tissues. These can be extracted from your own body in the form of PRP or platelet rich plasma or bone marrow concentrate.

PRP or Platelet-rich plasma refers to blood that has been processed to obtain a concentrate of platelets along with the liquid component, plasma. Platelets contain growth factors required for healing.

Bone marrow concentrate is derived from the marrow and is rich in growth factors as well as stem cells.

Regenerative treatments for hip pain

The hip is a ball-and-socket type of joint where the ball-type head of the femur fits into the socket-like cavity called the acetabulum formed by the hip bones. The articulating surfaces of the bones are covered by smooth cartilage that allows the bones to glide over each other during movement. Hip pain is caused due to osteoarthritis or inflammation of the joint due to wear and tear of the articular cartilage and rubbing of the bones against each other. Pain may also be the result of damage or injury to the soft tissues surrounding the joint, such as ligaments, tendon, and bursae.

When PRP injections of PRP are administered into the hip joint, there is evidence of regeneration of cartilage and other injured tissue, resulting in reduced pain and improved function. Hence, regenerative medicine offers a unique opportunity to facilitate healing of deep tissues and can be used to effectively treat hip pain or delay surgery. Discuss with your doctor whether regenerative medicine options are suitable for you.

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