As a result of these medical innovations, thousands of people each year benefit from stem cell treatments to help their long term pain or injury. For ease of the injection process, a mixture of stem cells and local anesthetic (numbing agent) can be used. Depending on the site of the injection, an x-ray or ultrasound machine may be used as a guide to inject the cells into the area of concern.
It has been our experience that most patients who underwent stem cell treatments sensed less pain and had no major complications. These treatments have been beneficial to patients with the following conditions:
- Broken bones that are resistant to healing/setting
- Wounds and skin damage that are difficult to close, our patients notice new skin in 6-8 weeks
Duration of Recovery
The entire procedure usually takes less than 1 hour and is performed in the office. Most of our patients return to their daily activities (i.e. work, school, and other daily tasks) the following day. Depending on the size of your area of concern, this can impact your length of recovery.