Daniel Haber MD
Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Campbell, CA
Stem cell therapy is one of the most advanced healing techniques available today. This type of therapy uses the power of natural human stem cells to accelerate healing and improve wellness. With the help of your own natural stem cells or amniotic stem cells, you can heal and be free from pain in the most natural way possible. Dr. Daniel Haber at Daniel Haber MD, in Campbell, California, is ready to help.
Stem Cell Therapy
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a healing technique that harnesses healing cells from human tissue. In many cases, the healing cells come from the patient's own body tissue, for example, fatty tissue can contain healing cells. Stem cell therapy is administered via injections directly into the area of injury.
How are PRP therapy and stem cell therapy different?
In PRP therapy, platelets are extracted from your blood to help with tissue growth and healing. In stem cell therapy, stem cells derived from bone marrow or fat tissue may be combined with the platelets used in PRP therapy. Both types of therapy can be very powerful for injury healing, but stem cell therapy is a more advanced technique. Although PRP and stem cell therapy are two different types of healing, they're often grouped together because they work so well together for healing.
Which type of stem cells are used in stem cell therapy?
It depends on the situation. Bone marrow stem cells are responsible for the creation of cartilage in the body. They're best for situations like sports injuries. Stem cells derived from fat tissue may be used to help heal individual joints. In some cases, amniotic stem cells taken from umbilical cords can be used to harness enormous healing power.
What type of injuries can benefit from stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy can be beneficial for many different types of injuries. These include:
- Knee injuries
- Ankle injuries
- Foot injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Back injuries
- Many other types of sports injuries or chronic injuries
Does insurance cover stem cell therapy?
This can vary by insurance plan. Since this type of treatment is a fairly new one, it's not accepted by some insurance companies. Even if your insurance company won't reimburse the cost of stem cell therapy, other financing options may be available. Many patients feel that any additional out-of-pocket cost is well worth it, as stem cell therapy allows you to heal without having to undergo a major surgical procedure or protracted recovery period.
What are lipogems?
Lipogems are joint pain injections that use the healing power of your own adipose tissue. The preadipocytes, fibroblasts, vascular endothelial cells, and immune cells within the fat can help repair and replace damaged tissue in a natural way. Lipogems injections may be used instead of surgery or in conjunction with surgery.