Louisville Orthopedic Surgeon Offers Stem Cell Injections For Pain Relief
Stem cell recruitment therapy is part of a broader trend toward orthobiologic medicine. Orthobiologics are substances found naturally in the human body used to help heal injuries and conditions. Other examples of orthobiologics including: hyaluronic acid injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections.
As a double board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, Dr. Grossfeld explains her interest in offering stem cell recruitment therapy to patients: "As an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician, I'm very focused on helping my patients heal as quickly and effectively as possible so that they can get back to the activities they enjoy. I'm always learning about the newest treatments available so that I can offer the best that medicine has to offer. Stem cell injections are the latest example of this … a treatment that uses natural bodily substances to offer pain relief through actual healing, rather than just masking pain and injury."
Stem cell recruitment therapy is a safe and effective treatment to help the body help itself. It's typically administered during a normal office visit, through a single injection. Patients have reported improved pain relief and repair for the following conditions:
Following a stem cell injection, patients are typically able to return to everyday, non-high impact activities within 24 to 48 hours.
Stem cells have over 200 different growth factors with anti-inflammatory effects. A growth factor is a proteins or enzyme that can grow cartilage, repair scars, reduce inflammation, take away pain, and grow bone. Stem cell injections help the body's own stem cells reconstruct and regenerate injured tissues and joint injuries causing pain. Instead of masking pain or providing temporary relief like cortisone and other drugs, stem cell injections can actually induce bodily healing.
Stem cells are obtained through amniotic fluid. The amniotic fluid is obtained from healthy donors during full-term cesarean births. All amniotic fluid is collected aseptically and tested prior to processing to confirm eligibility for transplantation by the Donors Suitability Standards established by the AATB and the FDA.
Amniotic stem cells are used because they are known to be more potent. As we get older, our stem cells get older. Using amniotic stem cells increases the likelihood of success while also eliminating the patient's need to undergo a painful procedure to harvest stem cells from the pelvis bone. Typically it takes three to six weeks for patients to realize the full benefits of stem cell recruitment therapy. This is because the treatment utilizes the body's own healing process.
About Orthopaedic Specialists PLLC:
Orthopaedic Specialists PLLC is a private orthopedic and sports medicine practice with two convenient office locations in Louisville, Kentucky. Treatment is offered to patients of all ages including children, teenagers, adults and seniors. Medical specialties include: knee injuries, shoulder injuries, ankle injuries, elbow and wrist injuries, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, pediatric orthopedics and much more. Orthopaedic Specialists PLLC was recognized as the small business of the year by Louisville Business First in 2017.
About Dr. Stacie Grossfeld:
Dr. Stacie Grossfeld is a double board certified sports medicine and orthopedic surgeon through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, having served her internship and residency at the University of Minnesota. In addition, Dr. Grossfeld completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Center.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Grossfeld is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville. She is a member of Baptist Sports Medicine and enjoys serving as the team doctor for athletes at South Oldham High School. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA at Norton Commons and the Louisville Sports Commission. Dr. Grossfeld has received numerous awards for her work as a physician and as a community leader. Most recently she received Small Business Owner of the Year Award through the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).