Stem Cell Therapy has The Potential to Eliminate Your Joint Pain and Help You Avoid Surgery
Stem Cell Therapy …A Natural, Safe Alternative To Surgery
Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary regenerative treatment that uses your own mesenchymal stem cells from your fat cells (adipose cells) or from your bone marrow to help repair the damaged or degenerative cells in your joints and encourages healing. These procedures use state-of-the-art techniques that are very ethical and safe. All of our procedures follow the FDA guidelines for MINIMAL MANIPULATION (WE DON’T ADD ANY ENZYMES OR CHANGE YOUR CELLS IN ANY WAY).
Stem cells from your fat OR bone marrow are called “adult” stem cells and they help facilitate the regeneration of tissue naturally in the joint. These stem cells are considered to be “raw potential” meaning they can differentiate into the tissue cells needed in a specific area. Research has shown that stem cells have the potential to repair damaged cartilage, bone, tendons, muscle, skin, and connective cell tissue.
Is Stem Cell Treatment Safe?
The stem cells being used are from YOUR OWN BODY. This helps eliminate the potential for your immune system to reject the cells and also eliminates the potential for disease transmission. These are your own cells, concentrated and injected to perform the duties they were naturally created to execute. Adipose Stem Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy is minimally invasive leaving a narrow margin for complications and adverse reactions. Patients benefit from this procedure because it is administered by trained professionals, in a controlled environment in a same-day process.
Is The Bone Marrow Stem Cell Treatment Painful?
In the PAST the devices used to aspirate bone marrow were considered VERY painful, time consuming, and extremely invasive. In 2017, this all changed when a new proprietary device for bone marrow aspiration received FDA clearance. This new device is THE ONLY bone marrow aspiration device that has received FDA clearance.
Atlas Medical Center is the only office in the DFW Metroplex that has been trained to use this device for aspirating bone marrow.
Our patients have reported that the procedure is virtually PAINLESS. The procedure requires NO general anesthesia (just local), is considered very safe, no downtime, and allows you to be in and out of our office in 30-45 minutes.
Once the cells are extracted they are injected directly into the joint or area that is injured. This is all performed under ultrasound guidance so that there is ZERO guesswork (and the provider can see in REAL TIME exactly where the injection needs to be injected).
Patients are literally shocked and amazed that they can literally walk right out of our office and continue their usual daily activities.
What About Stem Cells From Adipose…Is The Treatment Painful?
The adipose technique that our medical providers utilize is also a virtually painless process, compared to other “older” tecniques.
Using a local anesthetic, our medical team will take a small sample of fat tissue from your buttock. This process is usually painless, but some patients experience a slight, minimal discomfort. Once your fat cells have been collected and processed using a powerful centrifuge, they are injected under ultrasound guidance into the area of injury.
This minimally invasive procedure can be completed in 1-2 hours. The good news is there is no hospitalization and it is an outpatient procedure. Patients are totally awake during the treatment and most patients return to normal activities the same day or within 24-48 hours.
How does Stem Cell Therapy work?
When Mesenchymal stem cells from either your fat or bone marrow are injected into an affected joint/s they start to work to potentially repair and replace the damaged tissue. These cells incorporate themselves into the damaged area and over time begin to improve the stability of the tissue and reduce any pain being caused by the damage. Stem cells have been integral in advancing treatments for degeneration in the bones and joints, damaged cartilage in joints, labral and labrum tears, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis, tendinosis and a wide range of other ailments involving the joints. Both Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Therapy and Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cell Therapy use the natural renewing functions of stem cells in our bodies as a concentrated treatment that can be focused in a targeted area to achieve optimal healing results.
When will I get Results?
On average, many patients start noticing improvement as soon as four to six weeks from the treatment. There is no need for time off of work for a lengthy recovery period like with invasive surgery, and many patients return to work on the same day of their procedure. As with any medical treatment, not everyone is a candidate for adipose-stem cell therapy or bone marrow stem cell therapy, each patients’ response will vary so discussing options for your specific needs is key. On your consultation day all of your questions will be answered and our medical provider will let you know if you qualify for treatment.
Why Choose Atlas Medical Center?
Our purpose at Atlas Medical Center is to get you out of pain, improve mobility, and avoid having unnecessary surgeries. Our unique JointRenew Program™ is exclusive to the Atlas Medical Center. This advanced regenerative medical procedure uses a combination of two or more of the following: Stem Cell Therapy, Amniotic Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, and Advanced Non-invasive laser therapy to optimize healing. Our clinical experience has shown that this combination accelerates healing; by allowing the greatest number of regenerative cells along with non-invasive technology to work together to potentially help regenerate the damaged area.
In addition, all of our medical providers are Board Certified, trained, and highly skilled in stem cell and regenerative cell procedures; and all injections are performed with ultrasound or fluoroscopy (real time x-ray). (This eliminates all guesswork so that the regenerative cells are injected precisely where they need to be.) This ensures that you’re always receiving the best possible treatment, and gives you the greatest chance for success!
Finally, our providers are currently the ONLY ones in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex using the ONLY FDA cleared device to aspirate bone marrow for stem cell therapy. This gives patients confidence in our providers knowing that they are following FDA guidelines.
Amniotic Regenerative Therapy is an alternative regenerative treatment for those who are not candidates for Stem Cell Therapy. Unlike bone marrow or adipose stem cell treatments, amniotic cell therapy is not health or condition dependent and offers those with arthritic joint conditions and soft tissue problems another treatment option.
For Dallas, Fort Worth or surrounding area patients, we’re located a short drive away in Irving and are looking forward to consulting with you.