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Stem cell therapy repairs knees, backs without surgery

Date (2016-12-13)

For people suffering from knee and back pain, stem cell therapy has changed their dream of regenerated knees and backs into a reality -- without surgery or drugs.

“People suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, or previous surgery failures may benefit from amniotic stem cell treatment.  A patient with arthritic knees or a partially torn shoulder rotator cuff can be injected with amniotic stem cells, and begin the healing process that’s more than three times faster than standardized care,” explains Dr. Frank Ostir, Ostir Physical Medicine in Joliet.  The amniotic stem cells are derived from caesarian section deliveries; certified U.S. Food and Drug Administration labs screen the fluid.

Once a patient undergoes an initial consultation to determine if stem cells would help, the actual procedure takes about 15 minutes.  

Ostir explains, “The patient usually rests on the day of the injection, and may then resume regular activity.  About 80 percent of healing occurs in the first two months, due to the rate of the stem cells replicating.

“Stem cells have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, plus human growth factors.  They speed up the body’s own healing abilities, with no risk of tissue rejection,” Ostir says.  “There are no toxic substances or side effects to this treatment that gives the best results in the shortest amount of time.”

Amniotic stem cells can regenerate bones, muscles, connective tissues, and heart and lung tissues.  Knees, hips, shoulders, elbows, and other joints have been repaired with non-invasive stem cell injections.

Ostir has practiced in Joliet for more than 25 years.  His goal continues to be to provide state-of-the-art pain relief options to his patients.  As a result, his rehabilitation clinic has evolved into a medically integrated facility.    


Source : theherald-news