Stem Cell Therapy

Otoño Silva, MD -  - Physiatrist

Interventional Orthopedics of Washington

Otoño Silva, MD

Physiatrist specializing in Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine located in Bellevue, WA

If you suffer from chronic pain or debilitation, you probably wish you could just repair your damaged joints and tissues and avoid pain pills, cortisone injections, and surgery. With bone marrow concentrate (BMC) derived stem cell therapy at Interventional Orthopedics of Washington, you can. Otoño Silva, MD, an expert in regenerative medicine and recommends stem cell therapy derived from your own bone marrow to resolve and repair the underlying injuries responsible for your pain and restricted activities. You can contact Interventional Orthopedics of Washington in Bellevue, Washington, for a BMC stem cell consultation by phone or by using the online request form.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is BMC stem cell therapy?

Bone marrow contains a variety of cells, including stem cells, which have the potential to help immune cells and may also develop into many other types of cells. Even after you reach adulthood, your body is filled with stem cells in areas such as blood vessels, adipose (fatty) tissue and bone marrow.

For BMC stem cell therapy, Dr. Silva extracts a small amount of marrow from your hip bone, separates out the stem cells, and injects them into sites of injury.

By restoring damaged bone, cartilage, and soft tissues like tendons, ligaments, and muscles, you can alleviate pain and regain mobility. Stem cell therapy helps you avoid potentially disabling surgeries, steroid injections, and long-term medication use.

How does BMC stem cell therapy work?

When Dr. Silva extracts your bone marrow, he separates out a special type of stem cells known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). The MSCs have the ability to change into a wide range of other types of cells, including:

  • Muscle
  • Tendon
  • Ligament
  • Bone

When injected into an injured area, these stem cells also stimulate other cells to accelerate their own healing process, so they can more easily and quickly repair themselves.

What are the benefits of stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy with BMC brings a number of benefits both in its ability to speed up your body’s natural healing and its tendency to revitalize areas of damage. Stem cell therapy can:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Alleviate pain
  • Repair soft tissues and bone

The stem cells release inflammatory and anti-inflammatory substances that stop your joints from creating an overreaction to pain. By repairing damaged tissue and growing healthy new tissue, BMC stem cell therapy removes the source of your pain.

Whether you’ve lost cartilage due to osteoarthritis or have torn or stretched your ligaments or tendons, BMC stem cells support the tissue they’ve been injected into. They also “inspire” damaged tissue to repair itself by providing essential growth factors.

Depending on the severity of your problem, you might need a series of PRP or BMC stem cell treatments over a series of months to repair your injuries and stop your pain.

To find out if BMC stem cell therapy can give you a life of pain-free mobility, call or request an online appointment with Interventional Orthopedics of Washington.