Hip pain is a common condition that can be debilitating in severe cases. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain, but other conditions can also cause pain in the hip area, such as bursitis, sciatica, osteoporosis, tendinitis, osteonecrosis, muscle strains and hip fractures. Playing sports, running, overuse or falling can also lead to hip injuries.
Traditional hip pain treatment is limited to physical therapy, painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicine. In severe cases, hip replacement surgery or hip resurfacing is the only option.
Our stem cell (link to stem cell page) and regenerative treatment (link to regenerative page) offer a safe and non-invasive choice for patients who are looking for returning to their daily activities and quality of life without the heavy risks of surgery. Our approach is to promote your own body’s natural healing ability. It is safe, non-surgical and effective.
Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy For Hip Injuries:
Platelets and white blood cells in our blood contain growth factors that are for a large part responsible for the healing process when injury occurs. Platelets encourage tissue repair by calling the body’s reparative mesenchymal stem cells to the site of injury. By injecting concentrated platelet plasma directly into the site of damage it is in essence turning on the body’s reparative system.
This is a safe, outpatient procedure that requires very little recovery time. Only a small amount of blood is drawn from the body and the blood is spun in a centrifuge for about 15 minutes to isolate platelets into the liquid component (plasma). The concentrated platelet/plasma mixture is then injected directly into the injured site.
Since PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no risk of rejection or disease transmission.
For hip injuries, platelet rich plasma can provide pain relief by stimulating the regrowth of cartilage and by promoting the healing of chronically injured cartilage or labrum. Often the cartilage of the body has tears or fissures, which can cause chronic pain. PRP can help the body heal those chronic tears and fissures.