Stem Cell and PRP Hip Injections
Hip pain and injury can be difficult to deal with on a day-to-day basis. It also can be excruciatingly painful, severely limiting mobility and requiring long-term pain management, which dramatically reduces your quality of life.
Here at the Albano Clinic we look first to a complete regimen of improving wellness and fitness, reducing weight, providing physical therapy and customized and targeted hip injections of Biologics—Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and Stem Cell Treatments—to aid in recovery for people suffering from hip pain that is the result common injuries, hip arthritis, avascular necrosis, osteonecrosis, hip bursitis or other degenerative hip-joint problems. Too often hip replacement or hip surgeries are made out to be the only option. But we recognize that they are a major medical intervention with risks of complication and infection and months of painful recovery. From hip arthritis injections to other sources of hip pain, we work to find whole-body solutions to get you back to doing what you love.
Hip Injections can help the following conditions:
- CommonLabral / labrum tear
- Avascular Necrosis
- Osteonecrosiship injuries and conditions affecting hip health
Utah's first medical doctor specializing in Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Injuries, since 2007.
Hip arthritis injections and other treatment options
Dr. Albano runs down the costs and benefits of the full range of non-surgical treatments for improving mobility and reducing pain for patients suffering from arthritis.
For years, the medical establishment has put an emphasis on reducing inflammation and employed liberal use of anti-inflammatory drugs, typically NSAID drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen and or steroids. We now know that inhibiting or slowing your body’s natural inflammatory response slows healing by preventing naturally occurring repair cells from reaching your injury. Our targeted Biologic treatments are designed to provoke an inflammatory response while increasing the number of healing cells in the injured area.
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatments
Used in maxillofacial and plastic surgery since the early 1980s, the technique has been developed recently to aid in the treatment of professional athletes, recovering from injuries. We draw your own blood and concentrate the platelets to 4 to 5 times beyond normal and, using ultrasound to guide us, inject them precisely into injured areas. The treatment also activates stem cells in the injured area calling them into action. The procedure can be used in combination with stem cell treatments or alone.
Stem Cell Treatments
Adult stem cells are cells from your own body that are essentially “un-programmed” meaning that they can turn into other cell types (differentiate). They are naturally occurring cells that are can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They are inside your body and are an essential component of the healing process. We know areas of the body where more stem cells occur, bone marrow for example. We are able to harvest these cells from your own tissues in high concentration and direct them with exact precision to the injured area.