Regenerative Treatments for Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can side line you from your favourite activities – and many traditional treatments can keep you out of the game for long periods during rest, recovery from surgery, or rehabilitation after procedures. Sports injuries can take a long time to heal, or never fully heal at all. Regenerative therapy, such as Stem Cell treatment and platelet rich plasma (PRP), provided by Medica Stem Cells Clinic gives sports injury patients an alternative to conventional medicine – with proven results.
What is a Regenerative therapy?
This is a same-day procedure, the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case.
The options are,
- Mesenchymal cell therapy
- Stromal vascular fraction therapy.
In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol.For some patients however, the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions.The choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case.
Over all this is a minimally invasive therapy, non-surgical same day procedure with no risk of rejection, minimal recovery time and minimal worry.
You are fully awake and ready to go home within a few hours after injections in the affected area.
What Types of Sports Injuries Are Treated with Regenerative Therapy?
Regenerative Therapy is used to treat a wide variety of sports injuries, including damage to:
These injuries may be due to a one-time trauma or chronic overuse. Patients with sports injuries who are ideal candidates for Regenerative Therapy include patients who have not responded to current medical treatments, who are no longer responding to current medical treatment, cannot tolerate recommended treatment for their condition, or those who want to avoid the recommended treatment for their condition, such as surgery, and patients for which nothing has been effective.
Regenerative therapy is minimally invasive, which gives patients an alternative to painful surgery and lengthy recovery. However, the choice of treatment is at the discretion of the Consultant and is based on your unique case. In certain cases it may be a combination of more than one treatment protocol. For some patients the complete protocol is a series of injections in several treatment sessions. The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the injury, age, etc.
What can I expect after the Regenerative Therapy for Sports Injuries?
The first day after the treatment, you might experience mild discomfort at injection site which should not be restrictive. For joint procedures, mild pain in the treatment area may persist for a day or two. This can be alleviated by rest and if needed simple pain killers may be prescribed.
Improvement in one or two days is common. This is due to the strong anti-inflammatory effect of the growth factors associated with adult stem cells. This anti-inflammatory effect lasts from 2-3 months.
From there, you can see continued gradual improvement as the adult stem cells help provide healing to the injured area.
Sports injuries may or may not require repeat treatment. Typically it is best to wait 3-6 months before considering it. Most of the time repeat treatment is done because some improvement has been seen and more is sought.
Reviews of your progress may extend up to 6 months following the procedure. Reviews can be by means of a clinic visits or alternatively for your ease by video / phone call.
You will be asked during the period of follow up to keep an accurate record of your progress to compare to your starting point.
The final outcome of the treatment and extent of improvement varies from one patient to another depending on type and severity of the condition, age, etc…