Stem Cell Procedure - What to Expect
Our doctors at Newport Regenerative Medicine are highly trained and experienced in stem cell therapy. Using imaging technology, stem cells are injected precisely in the affected area to begin expedite and magnify the healing process by regenerating healthy cells.
Newport Regenerative Medicine stem cell procedures are done in-office over the course of one day. You will be asked to take it easy after the procedure, but no downtime is expected.
On the day of your procedure, you will be welcomed and any additional questions about the procedure can be answered. We will then prepare you for the stem cell procedure and numb the area to be treated.
Your doctor will inject stem cells into the affected area needing repair using advanced imaging guidance. By using imaging (live fluoroscopic guidance and or ultrasound), the doctor can pinpoint the exact location requiring the placement of the stem cells.
The stem cells therapy used may originate from bone marrow aspirate concentrate or adipose tissue provided from the patients autologous bone marrow or adipose tissue! This may also be used alone or in conjunction with platelet rich plasma which is rich in biologic substances called growth factors! These biological substances may also be used in conjunction to promote and provide patients with the best opportunity to achieve the results they are looking for in an attempt to avoid narcotic pills or surgical intervention!
The goal of our stem cell procedure is to deliver the greatest number of stem cells to the injured area so your body can heal faster.
Stem Cell Therapy Recovery & Follow-up Care
We advise our patients to take time off from any strenuous activity.
Patients are advised to take it easy for a few days and avoid putting strain on the affected joint or treated area.
Doctors may require or suggest that a patient:
- Does not take anti-inflammatory pain medication; another pain medication may be prescribed by the doctor
- Wear a brace or sling to protect and immobilize the affected joint; a patient who receives an injection at the ankle, knee, or hip may be advised to use crutches
- Use a cold compress a few times a day for 10 to 20 minutes at a time to help decrease post-injection pain and swelling
Patients who do not have physically demanding jobs can usually go back to work the next day. Patients can resume normal activities when swelling and pain decreases, typically a few days after the injections. Patients should not begin taking anti-inflammatory medications until approved by the doctor.