Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell treatment is truly the cutting edge of healing technologies. By harnessing the body’s natural powers of regeneration, stem cell therapy offers new hope for a number of serious health conditions, including arthritis.
Essentially, stem cells are the raw material the body uses to create other cells. Stem cells can become any specialized type of cells, including differential cells that only have a specific function, like bone cells or heart cells. No other cells in the body are capable of regenerating into different types of cells like this.
For adults with arthritis, stem cell treatment uses cells harvested from the patient’s own body to treat the arthritic joint. These help to heal and even regenerate the diseased portions of cartilage within the joint, easing the painful inflammation and stiff movements associated with arthritis.
Call Dr. Venuto today at 949-759-3600 or send us an email if you would like to learn more about stem cell treatment in Orange County.
A complete and detailed description of Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy can be reviewed here: Stem Cell/PRP Patient Information
Who Can Benefit?
Stem cell therapy is an effective treatment for patients living in daily pain due to arthritis, especially those who may be noticing that traditional treatments, like over-the-counter pain relievers or corticosteroid injections, may no longer be working as well as they once did.
Stem cells may benefit the arthritic joint at virtually any stage of the disease, from early onset to more advanced cartilage degradation. Stem cell therapy may also help bring relief to those who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that affects the joints.
Choosing Dr. Venuto
Here are just a few reasons why so many people choose Orange County orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ralph Venuto for their care.
- Board-certified in orthopedic surgery and specializing in sports medicine and the treatment of knee and shoulder disorders.
- Uses many of the latest techniques in orthopedic care, including stem cell treatment and PRP, to help his patients heal faster and have better results.
- One of the first surgeons in the country to perform arthroscopic surgery, without adding trauma or scarring.
- Named one of the “Best Doctors in Orange County” in Orange Coast Magazine’s “The Doctor’s Doctor.”
During treatment, Dr. Venuto first collects a sample of stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow. As we age, the number of bone marrow cells decreases. We make up for this by adding cells from adipose tissue, as well. His approach allows for successful, efficient harvesting from adipose (fatty) tissue. This rich source contains a much higher concentration of mesenchymal cells than bone marrow (95 percent compared to 25-50 percent). The combination of bone marrow with cells from adipose tissue has proven to be most effective. The cells are prepared for transfer and processed to remove impurities. They are then injected directly into the affected joint.
Some patients notice temporary pain and soreness for the first few days. In some cases, a single treatment may be enough to make a noticeable improvement in arthritis symptoms. A reduction in pain and inflammation should be apparent in a short period of time, with symptoms continuing to decline further over the coming weeks as the body’s natural healing process takes over.
Other Non-Surgical Treatments & Techniques
Dr. Venuto’s advanced therapies also include:
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Pay Attention to Early Warning Signs…
At his orthopedic practice in Newport Beach serving Costa Mesa, Irvine, and all of Orange County, Dr. Venuto sees patients almost every day who are living with various orthopedic conditions of the knee or shoulder. Paying attention to early warning signs can
help lead to earlier treatment, which itself may minimize the pain and disability associated with your condition.
Call Dr. Venuto today at 949-759-3600 or send us an email to schedule your visit.