Physicians at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center in Atlanta are among a select group of physicians around the country to offer Stem Cell therapy and other regenerative medical therapies for the relief of osteoarthritis (OA) pain and chronic tendonitis.
Patients may benefit from a unique non-surgical procedure using the patient’s own stem cells and growth factors that may help repair damaged tissue, reduce pain and promote healing. During the procedure, the physician takes bone marrow cells from the back of a patient’s hip and following minimal on site processing of these cells, they are then injected into the patient’s joint or tendon. Since the cells are from the patient’s own body there is no risk of rejection.
A regenerative medicine technique can also be performed with a patient’s own fat taken from the stomach or side and injected into the joints to reduce painful symptoms of osteoarthritis.
The treatments offered are not research or a clinical trial.
Not all patients are candidates for stem cell or the fat graft treatment.
Please see the list of frequently asked questions below to determine if you are a candidate.
Please review the Questions and Answers to learn more. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following Emory physicians offer this treatment:
Sports Medicine Treatments
Stem Cell Treatment
Questions and Answers
What is the benefit of Regenerative Medicine using bone marrow or a fat graft?
Who is a candidate for this treatment?
Who is not a candidate for these type of treatments?**
Which joints or body parts can stem cells or fat tissue be injected?
Will the stem cell injection regenerate cartilage in my joint?
What is the success rate of these types of therapies?
Does the treatment consist of one injection or multiple injections?
Can I fly / drive home that day?
What is the cost?
Where are the treatments performed?
What should I do if I think I’m a candidate?