Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation MACI
Stem cells have many uses in the orthopedic field. Patients suffering from stiff, achy joints can benefit from stem cell therapy’s regenerative power. Uncomfortable symptoms can be eliminated with a series of small injections. Dr. Burke Orthopedics, a leading name in regenerative treatment, uses stem cells to:
1. Reduce Pain
Orthopedic conditions cause joint discomfort. Arthritis and cartilage loss induce debilitating pain, leaving patients feeling stymied. Stem cells may regenerate lost cartilage & eliminate inflammation. This typically provides quick pain relief, allowing patients to promptly return to daily activities.
2. Restore Function
Painful joints lead to reduced range of motion. Stretching, walking, and bending become difficult, causing patients to cease activity. Lack of movement exacerbates pain and leads to additional health issues. Scheduling a stem cell treatment may restore joint function. Regenerated cartilage and muscle tissues can increase flexibility, enabling patients to become active again.
3. Avoid Surgery
Surgery is not the best option for every patient. Surgical complications pose a serious health risk, including infections and adverse reactions to an artificial joint. Stem cell injections could provide a safer alternative to surgery, possibly eliminating the need for large incisions and an extended recovery period.