Stem Cell Therapy / Regenerative Medicine for the Foot and Ankle

Palm Beach Foot and Ankle is one of the few Foot and Ankle specialists in south Florida that provides Stem Cell Therapy and regenerative medicine as an option to help heal multiple lower extremity conditions.

Some of the conditions that may require surgical intervention or may take a long time to heal, can be significantly improved with stem cell therapy. (Contact our office today for consultation with one of our Regenerative Medicine physicians.)

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?

Stem Cells are found in different Adult tissues. Most commonly they are found in Bone Marrow, Fat cells, and Blood. They are Undifferentiated / Unspecialized cells, meaning that they are “blank” and can be developed into another type of cell to repair or replace damaged tissue.

Basically, they act as our body’s repair system. As we age, research has shown that there is a decrease in the numbers and activity of these stem cells found in our body.

TYPES OF STEM CELL THERAPY:

Stem Cells can be obtained from different sources:

1. Bone Marrow – This requires a surgical procedure which involves drilling into the bone (typically the femur or iliac crest).

2. Adipose Tissue (Fat Cells) – Requires extraction by a surgical procedure/ liposuction.

3. Amniotic – Derived from the amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus and it is the most adaptable. It does not require the patient to undergo surgical procedure for harvesting.

These Stem Cells are very active and expand extensively. (Contact our office to schedule.)

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STEM CELL THERAPY

Stem Cells can differentiate into and repair bone, cartilage, muscle, tendon, ligaments and skin.

  • Repair tissue that is too damaged to heal on its own
  • Regenerate tissue that is missing (ex.: cartilage in arthritic joints)
  • Provide a renewable source of replacement cells and tissues

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR STEM CELL THERAPY?

At Palm Beach Foot and Ankle, our expert physicians will carefully evaluate patients to determine whether advanced stem cell therapy is a good option for relieving their pain

and restoring damaged tissue. A good candidate for stem cell therapy is a patient who has mild to moderate osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, tendon inflammation, a partial tear of

the Achilles tendon, or muscle strain or sprain. (Contact our office to schedule an appointment)

PREPARING FOR STEM CELL THERAPY

Do not take over-the-counter medications that can thin your blood (aspirin, Motrin, Aleve Advil, Naproxen, etc.).
Drink as much water as possible on the day of your injection. Arrange for someone to drive you home after treatment.

FOLLOWING STEM CELL THERAPY

You will be numb for an hour or two at the injection site, and may experience much more soreness than usual for the first few days after treatment. After the numbness wears off, refrain from any activities that increase your discomfort, and refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications for at least four weeks after treatment.

Control your pain with acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or medications that your doctor prescribes. Use ice sparingly, for up to 20 minutes at a time every two to three hours. Resume any physical therapy regimen about a week after treatment. Your recovery time will depend on the specific condition that is being treated. In all cases, the stem cell injections at the site of your injury will need time to grow your new cells. As the regeneration of new cells proceeds, you should notice a gradual improvement in your level of discomfort, and in your range of motion.

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