Recovery For a Stem Cell Procedure for Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition characterized by inflammation and pain of the joints. There are many different types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common. 

Unfortunately, arthritis can be debilitating, often holding patients back from the activities that they love. Stem cell therapy, however, can offer long-lasting relief without an extensive recovery period. 

Stem Cells For Arthritis

Stem cells can be injected into the joints affected by arthritis. As the only type of cell in the body that can regenerate into other types of cells, the stem cells can become bone cells or cartilage cells. In this process, the stem cells help the damaged joints repair themselves, leading to a reduction in pain and inflammation. 

As a relatively recent development in orthopaedic treatment, you should discuss stem cell therapy with your doctor to determine if it’s the right choice for you. At Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, we closely follow all of the recent developments in stem cell therapy and all available clinical studies on stem cell treatments. Our team can help determine if stem cell therapy is the right course of treatment for you. 

Recovery For Arthritis Stem Cell Procedure

Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine offers ReNu, a revolutionary stem cell treatment commonly used for osteoarthritis, among other orthopedic conditions. ReNu is a single-injection treatment containing stem cells, growth factors, and extracellular matrix compounds. It helps the body heal and repair itself for arthritis relief lasting up to one year. 

Immediately after ReNu treatment, you may need to ice the injection site for 15 minutes to reduce any discomfort. For two days after the injection, you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise. Since ReNu is a minimally invasive treatment, the recovery period after ReNu is short and straightforward. Your doctor will inform you of any other aftercare instructions for your situation.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about stem cell treatment for arthritis.