Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine treatments have broad indications for patients with a whole spectrum of orthopedic and sports injury conditions. For example, NBA basketball star Stephen Curry had a PRP injection
into his right knee for a grade one medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain. Even golf superstar Tiger Woods
recently underwent PRP treatment.
At Cedar Stem Cell Institute in Columbus, Ohio we proudly offer a comprehensive approach to treating a wide spectrum of orthopedic conditions. We use patients own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) as well as their own stem cells from various sources. We guide our treatment by scientific research, common sense and patient's wishes, and we tailor the treatment to the individual. Cedar Stem Cell Institute also participates in clinical research to compare different techniques and commercially available products.
- Knee pain
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
There is clinical research at Harvard that injecting cryopreserved amniotic-derived stem cells is useful in treating patients with ostioarthritis (OA) of the knees (Vines et al, 2016).
- Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee
- Torn ligaments
For example, medial lemniscus, lateral lemniscus, or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.
- Knee bursitis
- Shoulder Pain
- Acromioclavicular (AC) separation
A shoulder separation that results in pain with specific movements and potential tearing of ligaments.
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
A recent case report showed that PRP injections for frozen shoulder improved pain, range of motion, and function of the affected shoulder (Aslani et al. 2016).
- Rotator cuff injury
Several studies have reported favored outcomes in surgically-repaired rotator cuff injury patients who are injected with stem cells, including a lower re-treat rate of the tendon (Giotis et al. 2017).
- Subacromial bursitis
A painful condition resulting from inflammation of a synovial cavity in the shoulder.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
There is clinical evidence that intravenous administration of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in refractory rheumatoid arthritis has some benefit (Jose M Álvaro-Gracia, et al, 2016).
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Cedar Stem Cell Institute treats patients with carpel tunnel syndrome in a comprehensive manner. We utilize every appropriate treatment method, including medication, physical therapy, bracing, PRP injections, and even surgery.
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
There is much evidence that PRP injections are useful in treating tennis elbow. There have been studies comparing PRP injections against steroid injections. This procedure might be covered by your insurance; please contact us for more information.
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
There is evidence that PRP injections help with the treatment of golfer's elbow, even in comparison to steroid injections.
- Achilles' tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis