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By now, you have probably heard many media stories being reported about injured superstar athletes recovering quicker after having stem cell therapy and left wondering the following “Could this help me too?” and/or “Am I a candidate for stem cell therapy?” Let’s take a deeper look at what stem cell therapy is and when it’s time to talk to your orthopedic surgeon to see if it’s right for you.
Stem cells are commonly taken from a patient’s bone marrow and then injected into a targeted area to help heal an injury or repair damaged tissue.
Dr. Clint Morris is using stem cells harvested from patients’ own tissues to treat a comprehensive range of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. We collect stem cells from your body’s own bone marrow, which are then concentrated and injected into your injured, damaged, or diseased areas.
Stem Cell Use in Orthopedics
While new stem cell treatments are constantly being developed, its use in the field of orthopedics has been promising.
Many effective, cutting-edge orthopedic treatments involve stem cell therapy – which aids pain relief and recovery time, increases mobility and, most importantly, may eliminate the need for medication and invasive surgery such as joint replacements.
Patients who go to an orthopedic surgeon for stem cell therapy are getting the best of both worlds.
First, they get specialized orthopedic knowledge. Orthopedic surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and connective tissue.
Second, stem cell treatments provide a wide variety of advantages over many orthopedic surgical options. These advantages include:
- Possibly eliminating the need for surgery, which in return means avoiding post-op treatment complications or risks that can occur with surgery.
- Stem cells stimulate a natural healing response by using the patient’s own cells instead of artificial implants or prosthetic replacements.
- Treating conditions often deemed too extensive for repairs, such as degenerative disc disease or arthritis.
A majority of patients who undergo stem cell treatment have reported significant improvement within just one to two days and some experienced a complete restoration of the damaged or injured ligaments, tendons, and cartilage within about 28 days.
Stem cell therapy treatments are customized to an individual patient’s needs, according to the nature and severity of the injury.
Most people undergo stem cell therapy to:
- Help regrow needed cartilage cells
- Reduce inflammation in joints and soft tissues
- Slow down cartilage degeneration
- Decrease pain
Dr. Clint Morris understands the frustration of living with pain and the fear that accompanies it. Often, most put off calling to schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic surgeon because they think the only other option is surgery, since they have already gone through traditional treatments with their primary physician… Physical therapy, injections and/or prescription drugs. Dr. Morris encourages his patients to communicate their needs as detailed as they can, trusting that together, you and Dr. Morris will work as a team to come up with the best treatment option for your condition. As one of the top board certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine surgeons in the Texas Hill Country, you can rest assure that Dr. Morris is fully committed to addressing the pain that is keeping you from enjoying a full life and getting you back to doing the things you love
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Clint Morris or for more information about his services, please visit us here or contact us at our Kerrville location (830) 895-4466.