Stem cell therapy uses your body’s natural ability to regenerate new tissues and heal injuries. Jaspreet Sidhu, DO, has extensive experience extracting your own adult stem cells and precisely reinjecting them at the site of damaged tissues in your joints. To learn if stem cell therapy may be an option for healing your injury or relieving your pain, call the office in Stockton, California, or schedule an appointment online.
Stem cell therapy is an innovative treatment for orthopedic conditions, but it’s not a new procedure. Bone marrow transplants have been performed for decades, and they’re a type of stem cell therapy.
The transplant procedure removes hematopoietic stem cells from bone marrow, then infuses the cells back into the patient’s body after their cancer treatment.
Dr. Sidhu performs stem cell therapy by extracting your own stem cells and then reinjecting a concentrated dose of those cells directly at the site of your injured tissues.
Your stem cells are harvested from a small sample of body fat, which is an excellent source of mesenchymal stem cells.
After removing a sample of fat, Dr. Sidhu processes it in the office to extract the stem cells. Then he uses ultrasound imaging to ensure your stem cells are precisely placed in your body.
Once the stem cells are injected, they continue to perform their natural job. They regenerate new tissues, accelerate the healing process, and release substances that activate healing activities in the surrounding tissues.
You can return to your usual activities the next day. However, Dr. Sidhu advises patients to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks.
Dr. Sidhu may recommend stem cell therapy for many different orthopedic injuries and degenerative diseases.
Mesenchymal stem cells regenerate the tissues that are critical for orthopedic conditions, such as collagen, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and blood vessels.
Stem cell therapy often targets your joints, especially your knees, shoulders, and hips. An injection of stem cells may help heal conditions such as osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears, and ligament injuries. Mesenchymal stem cells also regulate inflammation and relieve pain.
To learn if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, call the office or schedule an appointment online.