Stem Cell and Viscosupplement Injections

Specialized orthopaedic procedures used to alleviate your pain.

OMNI specialists use stem cell and viscosupplementation injections to relieve pain and improve mobility. Performed at OASIS Surgical Center, these methods often are used to delay or avoid knee replacement surgery.

Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). Stem cell therapy uses a minimally invasive procedure to harvest stem cells from both fat and bone marrow and inject the concentrated cells under image guidance. This procedure, when supplemented with platelet rich plasma (PRP) containing healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself, has the potential to decrease inflammation, halt the progression of the arthritic damage and potentially repair joint cartilage.

Hyaluronan is a natural substance found in your joint cartilage and in the synovial fluid that fills your joints. In the knee joint, hyaluronan acts like a lubricant and a cushion in the knee. Viscosupplement therapy is a non-surgical, non-pharmacologic therapy for knee osteoarthritis. Your OMNI specialist removes the fluid that is currently in your knee joint with a process called arthrocentesis. Your doctor injects highly purified sodium hyaluronate into the knee joint space. This therapy is given during 3-5 weekly injections and can help relieve your pain, which improves your mobility and gets you back to your normal activities and a productive life.

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