Here at Revive MD, our team aims to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis like pain, stiffness and loss of strength in the joints. After your treatment, our goal is to keep in contact with you so we can guide you to achieve the best results and get you moving comfortably again. Patient care and knowledge is what is expected of us and it is exactly what you would expect to gain from our expertise.
In 1968 the first bone marrow transplant was performed. And in 2004, Osteoarthritis treatments began on horses and dogs. This may be your first contact with “biological treatments” but they have been in progress for a very long time.
No more are the days when we used to think osteoarthritis was all about the loss of cartilage. We now know osteoarthritis starts due to loss of cartilage and this leads to inflammation throughout the entire joint. Inflammation is the problem, it is destructive to all the tissues in your joint.
Inflammation is the root cause of the problem, if we resolve the inflammation and reinstate healthy blood vessels, your joints go into a state where repairs can be carried out.
At Revive MD, our treatment can target and resolve the inflammation that is causing you pain and repair damage.
Our Treatment Continues With You
As your inflammation reduces, you will start moving better. You may notice your muscles are weaker than usual. It is possible to reverse this and gain strength very quickly since muscles have very good blood supply. However, if they gain strength too quickly your tendons may not keep up because their blood supply is not as good. You will notice this when you feel your pain “shifts”. At this stage, you may develop tendonitis. It is important to note that this is not a side effect of the treatment. It is simply your joint trying to get back to normal, but it is encountering “growing pains”.
The pain of osteoarthritis can resolve in 2 to 6 weeks but tendonitis can take up to two years for some patients. The more degenerate your tendons are before treatment the longer they will take to heal.
Treatment by Revive MD has the potential to carry out repairs, as indicated below:
When you lose all the cartilage in the centre of the joint bone is exposed. This treatment will stimulate the cartilage and it will start to regrow from the edges in the same way that skin around the edge of an ulcer will grow and eventually spread across the gap to close the defect. In the knee joint if the hole is small it can close. If the hole is large, the cartilage still grows inward towards the centre of the hole. However, as we walk, run, exercise, we are performing movements that can grind that new cartilage away. Even if you are not able to close the hole, you are able to remove all the inflammation, swelling and oedema, this is how your pain will go. The surface of the bone will become sclerosed and smooth like ivory, this hard sclerosed bone will have no nerve endings just like the enamel on your teeth so there will be no feeling. Like water on a marble floor, ivory with oil, polished bone with good quality synovial fluid is very slippery.
So you still have the ability to become pain free and completely mobile, even if you are bone on bone in your joints.
Yes! Stem Cell Therapy is a suitable treatment for knee pain, inflammation and cartilage loss caused by osteoarthritis. We have seen great results for many other patients. The knee joint is the most common joint treated here at Revive MD and it does respond very well.
At Revive MD, we have used stem cell therapy on just about every joint in the body. Unfortunately osteoarthritis can cause wear and tear in more than one joint, which is why it is not uncommon for us to treat multiple joints at the same time. Below are some of the joints we have treated which have shown very good improvement:
Your body fat does not age as rapidly as some of the other parts of your body, such as bone marrow. There have been several different studies confirming this. While your weight may not affect your response to this treatment, you will need to keep in mind that it could impact wear and tear. The correlation with obesity has been observed for knees, hips and other weight bearing joints in addition to non-weight bearing joints. This means the loss of body fat is more closely related to symptom relief than the loss of actual weight induced physical stress. Some studies suggest that there may be a metabolic link to body fat as opposed to just mechanical loading.
Our patients generally notice improvements to their pain levels, joint function and quality of life. You will need to keep in mind that no two people are exactly alike and results vary from one patient to the next.
The results we see at Revive MD are life changing for some of our patients. We pride ourselves in being experts in stem cell but also having an excellent team to provide service to all of our patients. .
It is important to remember every patient will respond differently to these treatments.
It can be very common for osteoarthritis sufferers to have two conditions present, such as cartilage tears (labrum, meniscus, etc.) or ligament tears.
Stem cell therapy is great for knee pain, inflammation and cartilage loss caused by osteoarthritis. We have seen excellent results for many of our patients who suffer from this type of pain. The knee joint is the most common joint treated here at Revive MD and it does respond very well.
We have observed significant improvements in the arthritic hips of our patients. We can see hip joint results that are comparable to the results we see in knees.
Spine related arthritis refers to osteoarthritis in the spine, inclusive of the neck down to your lower back. We have observed that the spine does respond to the treatment, but patients need to keep in mind that in many cases the results will be far greater with multiple treatments. We do have the option to offer multiple treatments for you.
Whether it affects one shoulder or both, arthritis of the shoulder can be a particularly painful condition. Revive MD stem cell therapy has shown great promise for shoulder arthritis. We’ve seen extremely successful results for shoulders.
Interestingly, these smaller joints can cause big issues in limiting a patient’s quality of life. Handling objects, writing, walking and even leaning can become debilitating. Stem cell approaches apply very well for these smaller joints.
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