Stem Cell Therapy
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy is a medical procedure used in regenerative medicine to help treat multiple conditions and diseases as well as provide healing for injuries. Stem cell therapy triggers our body’s natural healing process by using adult stem cells in one’s own body. Stem cells help other diseased or damaged cells to regenerate new tissue offering an alternative to invasive surgeries and a short recovery time.
Dr. Imran Ashraf of Hudson Pro Orthopaedics specializes in using stem cell therapy as a targeted treatment for orthopeadic conditions and injuries .
What are Adult Stem Cells?
Adult stem cells are cells found in tissue and organs of the body that have the ability to renew themselves. The role of adult stem cells is to maintain and repair their surrounding tissue.
Autologous (your own) adult stem cells are used in regenerative medicine to treat patients with chronic pain and tissue degeneration. At Hudson Pro Orthopaedics, Dr. Imran Ashraf uses your own bone marrow concentrate to treat orthopedic conditions affecting the shoulder, knee, hip, spine, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
What are the benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
One of the biggest benefits of stem cell therapy is that it is a non-surgical procedure. It takes about an hour and you go home the same day. Many patients experience little to no discomfort and return to normal activities within a few days. The results of stem cell therapy include accelerated healing, pain relief that can last for years and for some soft-tissue injuries the pain is relieved for good. Another benefit of stem cell therapy is that it can reduce the amount of physical therapy and rehabilitation needed after an injury as well.
What can I expect during a Stem Cell Therapy Procedure?
Once Dr. Imran Ashraf determines you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy, he will provide you with a full overview of the procedure and what to expect. Every patient is different so your consultation with the doctor before and after the procedure is vital.
- Stem cells are extracted in the office from the targeted area on the patient.
- Extracted cells are concentrated by spinning and then injected back into the area being targeted for healing in the office.
- The procedure is a relatively fast procedure, taking about 45 minutes to 1 hour in total and healing time depends on the area being treated.
After the procedure, Dr. Imran Ashraf will give you time to rest in our recovery room for a short period of time. Dr. Ashraf will develop a personalized rehabilitation plan for after stem cell treatment and let you know how soon you will need to follow up.
Leading the way in Regenerative Orthopaedics & Stem Cell Therapy
Dr. Imran Ashraf is a leading specialist in the New York City and NJ Metro area for stem cell therapy and other regenerative orthopaedics like platelet rich plasma (PRP). He is recognized by his peers as an expert in the field and his research “Use of stem cells and PRP on Ligament Healing” was presented to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2015.