Who is a good orthopedic candidate for stem cell therapy?

Dr. Jeffrey James discusses who makes a good candidate for stem cell therapy. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

Who is a good orthopedic candidate for stem cell therapy?

There are a lot of people who could be good candidates for stem cell therapy. The number one reason we tend to do stem cell therapies is people with degenerative arthritis conditions where there is worn away portions of cartilage of the joint. But it can also be beneficial in people with chronic ligament, tendon, or muscle injuries as well.

 

Many people can be good candidates for stem cell therapy.

Degenerative arthritis conditions are the most common reason stem cell therapies are used, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say. The worn-away portions of joint cartilage can be regenerated with the stem cells.

If you have chronic ligament, tendon or muscle injuries, stem cell therapy could also be helpful for you.

Talk to your doctor for more information about who makes a good candidate for stem cell therapy.