Regenerative Medicine: A Surgery-Free Solution for Damaged Knees, Hips, and Shoulders

To say that your hips, knees, and shoulders are critical joints would be an understatement. These large joints are among the most hard-working in your body, bearing your burden and enabling mobility. So when damage strikes, the effects can be devastating, limiting your life in significant ways. Rather than piling onto the problem with invasive surgery, why not explore the exciting world of regenerative medicine?

At Northview Medical in Cheyenne, WY, we believe in a holistic and natural approach to healing that corrects the body’s problems from within. Here’s how regenerative medicine can breathe new life into damaged hips, knees, and shoulders.

The complexity of your joints

Your articulating joints, by their very nature, work extremely hard to propel you through each day — with your hips, knees, and shoulders leading the way. These critical joints control your limbs, enabling mobility and range of motion, at the same time that they provide support. And these enormous roles can begin to take their toll as your joints succumb to wear-and-tear.

Each of these joints is made up of major bones that are held together by your:

Most joint damage stems from problems with these connective tissues, whether it’s a breakdown in your cartilage due to osteoarthritis or inflammation in your tendons. Ligament tears and muscle strains also can be brought on by acute injuries.

While joint replacement surgery and soft tissue repair are viable solutions, they’re also invasive approaches and may cause more problems than you bargained for as choosing them means healing from the original joint problem as well as from the surgery.

The regenerative difference

With regenerative medicine, we take a different approach to joint damage, namely calling upon an amazing resource that already exists within the human body — mesenchymal stem cells.

The human body is made up of trillions of different cells, and each of these cells is dedicated to a very specific task. For example, the cells in the kidneys take care of all renal issues while the brain cells stick to grey matter.

Stem cells, however, are undifferentiated cells; they have the remarkable ability to become other cells and then multiply. Stem cells are most potent, and numerous, during embryonic development as they set to work to build a new life. Adults still have stem cells throughout the body, which step up where needed, but they aren’t as powerful and their numbers are far lower.

To give your body a healing and regenerative boost, we turn to mesenchymal stem cells — harvested from pre-screened and pre-approved donor cord tissue from the birth of live full-term healthy babies.

Receiving your mesenchymal stem cells

When you come in for a regenerative medicine treatment, one of our medical professionals injects mesenchymal stem cells directly into your damaged joint. When these new cells are introduced, they jump-start the regenerative processes in your body, giving your beleaguered joints the tools they need to rebuild from the inside out.

This process may take a little time, and you may need to undergo a series of injections, but the reward is well worth your patience as you regain your active life.

If you have damaged hips, knees, or shoulders, please call us to learn more about regenerative medicine solutions. Or you can use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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