A young, healthy joint contains smooth articular cartilage, but tends to deteriorate with age. General wear and tear on the body often results in arthritic joints that cause inflammation, stiffness, pain, and limitation of function. Osteoarthritis is among the most common health conditions and is the number one cause of disability in the United States.
Traditional treatment options for osteoarthritis include: anti-inflammatory medications, highly-addictive painkillers, physical therapy, injections of cortisone or lubricants, and surgery. As the arthritic condition worsens and the more traditional modalities cease to become effective, many patients are left with the prospect of major surgery in the form of total joint replacement.
However, Cell Life Medical provides an extraordinary alternative to these traditional pain treatment options. Advances in regenerative medicine have shown that regenerative therapies can induce repair and growth of new cartilage tissue, and thereby result in profound healing of the arthritic joint. Regenerative treatment of osteoarthritis involves harvesting adult autologous (your own) regenerative cells from bone marrow or adipose tissue, and injecting the regenerative cells into the arthritic joint. This is a safe, minimally invasive outpatient procedure performed under local anesthetic by our regenerative therapy doctors in Torrance. Recovery time is minimal; patients are typically up and around within 24 hours, with only moderate, temporary limitations in regular activity.
With proper application of the latest regenerative therapies, patients can now achieve the reality of healthy, pain-free joints without the need for major joint replacement surgery. The best doctors for regenerative medicine can be found at Cell Life Medical.