Most frequent questions and answers
This is a same-day procedure, the Consultant will decide which line of Regenerative Therapy is most suited to your case.
The options are,
- 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.
Autologous cells are cells that come from the same patient.
Allogeneic cells are donated cells (cord blood, Amniotic Membrane, Placenta or Dental Pulp) and not from the patient themselves.
No, this is a day procedure. In some cases you may need to come in again to further sessions.
Different procedures are used depending on each individual case. A local anesthetic will be given to numb any pain. The treatments are the same day with a walk-in-walk out procedure and takes approximately 2 hours. The patient is fully awake during all procedures in our clinic.
The recovery time can vary depending on the condition we are trying to treat.
For joint treatments in particular recovery time varies according to the joint being treated. For knees and hips you will need to avoid prolonged standing and long walks for at least 2 weeks. After that, you can gradually increase your activity.Full instructions will be given on the day. You will probably be able to return to light work after two weeks, depending on the nature of your job.
Research has shown that older age does not adversely impact outcome.
You should not expect any noticeable results before 4 weeks from treatment particularly in joint interventions. The full effect of treatment will kick in action by 6 months. Variables like type of disease or condition, age, general health etc.. affect outcome and length of recovery.
Unfortunately because this is a new field no one can answer this question.
Call us to schedule a phone review of your images with one of our doctors or schedule an appointment with one of clinics around the country.
The best way to get started is to call our clinic between 9am to 5pm. You can also start the process by completing the Application Form.
This will help us evaluate your condition and book you for review with one of our doctors.
Many mechanisms have been put forth by researchers, including long-term blocking of cells that destroy the joint, rescue of cells that fix the joint, and replacing lost native cells that maintain the joint.
This is on a case-by-case basis and although we have before, it would be at the advice of the doctor to treat more than one area. One of the many things that set Medica Stem Cells procedures apart from all other regenerative therapies being offered is the choice of treatment protocol most suitable to the patient; to ensure the best possible outcome the doctor takes many factors into consideration, age,existing condition and any other relevant factors.
No, you do not need a GP referral or a GP referral letter. We have our own GP’s and Doctors who are also specialist consultants.
You can call any of our clinics, which is nearest to you or email us to book an appointment, please find our contact details here . You can also book an appointment date online through our website booking calendar on our home page.
Any bookings need to be cancelled 48 hours before your appointment date or charges may apply.