After completing her doctoral degree on the usage of stem cells for joint dysfunction, Dr. Kelsey is ecstatic to be offering these injections in our office. The first ever regenerative treatment that aides to correct a degenerative process that occurs in our joints as we age. Osteoarthritis is a progressive and degenerative condition affecting 30.8 million Americans and is estimated to affect 130 million people across the world by 2050. It is currently the 5th leading cause of disability worldwide; with earning losses greater than $80 billion per year. In the U.S., about 65% of patients with osteoarthritis are prescribed NSAIDs and other treatments targeted to temporarily mask symptoms of degeneration.
The Effectiveness of Stem Cells on Joint Degeneration:
In a study of 339 patients that required a total knee replacement, only 6.9 % still required replacement surgery after one mesenchymal (MSC) stem cell injection. Sixty percent of patients reported >50 % pain relief and 40 % reported >75 % pain relief at 11 months.
If you or someone you know is struggling with joint dysfunction, osteoarthritis or chronic pain – contact our office to setup a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kelsey to learn if stem cell injections may be right for you!
Dr. Kelsey Prince, FNP-BC