Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Joint Replacement Surgery: Are You the Right Candidate?
By: Dr. Noel Peterson
Stem Cell Therapy, when combined with Platelet Rich Plasma, offers you the best alternative to hip and knee joint replacement. Most of our patients come to Oregon Regenerative Medicine facing joint surgery or replacement due to common tendon ligament and bone injuries, osteoarthritis, cartilage loss, and other degenerative conditions. The majority of these patients have experienced significant relief of their pain and dysfunction following Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Prolotherapy, and have returned to normal or almost normal activities after their regenerative injections.
We specialize in harvesting stem cells from your own tissue. We harvest and concentrate your adipose stem cells and inject them directly into your damaged joint.
Our patients frequently come to us with meniscus tears, MCL injuries, ACL injuries, rotator cuff tears, hip and shoulder labrum tears, and painful osteoarthritis of the knee, hip or spine. Most of them have been told that they will require surgery to repair these areas, or have been told that surgery is just a matter of time, and to simply wait until the pain becomes so severe that they are willing to have knee or hip replacement. They know that these surgical procedures carry significant risks, and all would require many months of time-consuming and painful rehabilitation.
For the full article, including symptoms that indicate you would be a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy, visit us at Oregon Regenerative Medicine.
Dr. Noel Peterson is the Medical Director of the Center for Traditional Medicine P.C., and has practiced naturopathic medicine in Lake Oswego since 1978. He specializes in natural and regenerative cellular medicine, including Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), and Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine, which utilizes adipose derived stem cells, in Portland and Lake Oswego. He is one of only three physicians certified in Prolotherapy in the Pacific Northwest and the only physician certified in Prolotherapy in Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington.