Therapeutic range includes orthopaedics, traumatology, sports medicine, rheumatology, pain management and healing rehabilitation.
To start a stem cell treatment you should undergo and examination in our orthopaedics surgery. Based on the examinations including X-ray, CT, MRI or ultrasound and your medical records our specialists will propose a suitable treatment.
Stem cell treatment is a one day surgery and in a vast majority of cases one application is sufficient with the exception of serious damages of the joint interior when it is necessary to repeat the procedure after a few months.
Scope of stem cell treatment
Indications for stem cell treatment
Arthritis (osteoarthritis) in joints-knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, hips, small joints-suitable at I, II and III stage (based on X-ray) where the cartilage is not yet destroyed. More than 80% of patients have a positive response and effect. Pain in joints is relieved and functions of joints is improved so that patients might take up sports again and come back to quality life. There is a study examining patients who were candidates for future knee joint replacement and for hip joint replacement respectively. The study concludes that condition of 66% of the former and 77% of the latter improved to such an extent that another intrusive surgery was no longer necessary.
Note: For a 4th arthritis degree there are limited possibilities for treatment as there is no cartilage and a joint replacement is necessary. However, there has been a positive experience reported with stem cell administration into a 4th degree arthritis joints that resulted in ease of pain. This might be a solution for patients with continuous pain who cannot have a replacement surgery for other reasons or are intolerant to anti-inflammatory medication with a number of side effects. Every patient must undergo a careful examination by an orthopaedist to find the right solution. The final decision is to be made by the patient, though.
Articular cartilage defects especially in post-trauma conditions, osteochondrosis dissecans
Articular cartilage defects (chondromalacy, chondropathy)
Acute and chronic inflammations of tendons and ligaments
Entesopathy (tennis elbow, golf elbow, calcaneal spur, painful groins etc.)
Support in healing of ligaments, muscles, tendons and bones after injuries, operations and plastic surgery
Acute meniscus tear, damaged knee joint ligaments
Acute and subacute partial damage to joint ligaments (shoulder, elbow, ankle)
Sports injuries, RSIs
Indications according to anatomic areas
- shoulder joint arthritis
- acute and chronic damage of rotator cuff
- inflammation of biceps tendon
- Impingement syndrome
- defects and injuries of shoulder joint socket
- acute and chronic damage of acromioclavicular joint
- elbow joint arthritis
- tennis and golf elbow
- acute and chronic damage of the lateral ligaments of the elbow joint
- injury of the tendon of the biceps muscle
Arm and wrist
- arm and wrist joints arthritis
- sacrolumbal joint disorders
- pain in the area of symphysis pubis
- buttock pain
- acute and chronic damage to hamstring attachments
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Chronic trochanteric bursitis
- hip joint arthritis
- knee joint arthritis
- acute and subacute injury of knee ligaments and menisci
- post-surgery condition after meniscus transplantation
- acute and chronic injury to quadriceps femoris tendon
- patella tendon injury-jumpers knee
- M. Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Articular cartilage defects (osteochondrosis dissecans,chondromalacy, chondropathy)
Lower leg and ankle joint
- acute and chronic damage of the Achilles tendon
- ankle joint arthritis
- acute and subacute injuries to ligaments and tendons in the ankle joint region
- lower back pain
Complex arthritis treatment
Stem cell treatment brings a substantial change in treating arthritis and significantly improves treatment options. This unique biotechnology enables us to prevent and/or postpone joint replacement surgeries. A joint replacement is not under consideration until all possibilities of our treatment have been used up. Normally, a joint replacement surgery is necessary at 4th degree arthritis when there are advanced bone deformities conditions.
Complex approach is the future of arthritis treatment. It is a wise policy and standard procedure to combine standard treatment, stem cell therapy and ACP treatment, rehabilitation, balneology, weight reduction and physical activity. Joint replacement surgery is performed after all other possibilities have run out. As bio surgery and new treatments of arthritis have been rapidly developing there is sure to be a decreasing number of such operations.
Notes on stem cell treatment
In some cases of arthritis in large joints it might be suitable to perform arthroscopy before stem cell treatment. This a mini-surgery where damaged areas and joint interior are shaved and vaporized to make the joint ready for application of stem cells. Affected area will experience pain relief and improved mobility gradually.