I should have done the “Alternative Hip Replacement,”
Sam said as he looked up from his hospital bed and told me he was in severe pain. The next night Sam again told me of his pain and the location was on his ribs not his hip. On my third night to visit, the pain was still the primary issue. I raised his shirt and his whole side was a dark purple bruise.
The night nurse was a friend of the family and discretely told me that Sam had been dropped from the operating table during hip replacement surgery…
Sam was eventually discharged only to discover the surgery was not healing inside properly. A different doctor at a different hospital found a staph infection that he assumed came from the floor of the previous hospital. Sam never walked again. He did not survive a year. This true story happened years ago.
However, there is an alternative to invasive hip surgery where they implant a stainless-steel ball joint, screws and a Teflon cup!
When joint mobility becomes difficult, as a result of worn away cartilage, called arthritis, hip replacement is usually recommended. Hip surgery has some risks, such as infections, reactions to anesthesia, blood clots, and muscle loss*.
Stem cell treatment is an injection procedure of stem cells and protein rich plasma (PRP) into the damaged area where the healing cells rebuild the degenerated cartilage. This non-surgical one-day treatment and release is relatively painless. The recovery healing time to restore your joint takes about the same time you would need to recover from a major hip replacement surgery. The alternative process is called regenerative medicine, using stem cell therapy.
The hip injuries that are treated with stem cell therapy are; osteoarthritis, hip bursitis, hip arthritis, osteonecrosis and avascular necrosis.
Hip replacement surgeries are traumatic, followed by months of discomfort, pain and physical therapy while attempting to recover.
Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy is a better alternative to hip replacement and hip surgery, with less complications, faster recovery and less pain. With regenerative stem cell therapy there is no painful surgery, there is no painful physical therapy, and no hospital stay.
Hip Replacement vs. Regenerative Therapy with Stem Cells
Hip Replacement is treated with Pain Medicines, long term pain management, hip replacement and physical therapy. These are the primary surgeon’s solution to the patient for hip pain. This elective surgery is very traumatic and followed by months of pain and discomfort while attempting to regain mobility and strength. This choice is coupled with many risks and complications.
Regenerative Therapy with Stem Cells offer a non-surgical injection option for patients considering elective surgery for hip pain. This therapy improves your body’s ability to heal itself naturally.
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