Hip Arthritis - UK Stem Cell & PRP Treatment - The Regenerative Clinic (2022)

If you’re suffering from hip pain and are looking for alternatives to steroid injections or joint replacement, then minimally invasive regenerative treatments could help you enjoy life the way you want to.

Arthritis which means ‘joint inflammation’, affects around 10 million people in the UK and hip arthritis is the second most common form (knee arthritis being the most). It tends to be found in people over 50 but it can also affect younger people including children and teenagers.

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What treatments does the regenerative clinic offer?

Our renowned medical team provides a range of non-invasive treatments, from the traditional to the innovative. Many of our treatments can be carried out on an outpatient basis, without the need for a hospital stay. In fact, many patients can resume their normal activities within several hours of their visit!

Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT)

Over a one-day period, this treatment is exclusively offered to our patients.MFAT Injectionsuse a pioneering technology wherebyyour body’s own adipose (fat) cells are used to treat pain and inflammation.MFAT Injectionsare minimally invasive due to the guidance of ultrasound. Altogether the procedure takes about an hour to perform with a minimal recovery time.As well as being a potential alternative to surgery,MFAT Injectionscan also aid post-surgery recovery.

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Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC)

BMAC Injectionsharness the natural healing abilities of your own mesenchymal stem cells, found in the bone marrow, toregenerate and reconstruct the musculoskeletal system by replacing cells and tissues damaged by degenerative diseases or trauma.BMAC Injectionstreat pain and inflammation by accelerating healing through the assistance of biological growth factors.This minimally invasive, day-case procedure is done under x-ray guidance and has a minimal recovery time. Our innovativeBMAC Injectionsoffer an alternative treatment plan to traditional invasive surgery.

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This is an effective and well-researched procedure that’s a potential alternative to surgery. It takes advantage of the blood’s natural healing properties to reduce pain and improve joint function. It uses a specially concentrated dosage of platelets prepared from your own blood to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone. Treatment is administered via an injection and depending on the injury two to six injections may be required, performed at weekly intervals. Patients usually see their symptoms improve within four to six weeks of having the injections. PRP is a safe treatment option which, because your own blood is used, carries no risk of allergic reaction.Read more clinical evidence supporting PRPhere.

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What causes hip arthritis?

Hip arthritis is mainly caused by osteoarthritis, but it can also be caused by rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks its own cells), severe damage to the hip joint or by being overweight.

Osteoarthritis is also referred to as ‘wear and tear arthritis’ and it occurs when the cartilage which protects the joints, gradually wears away to expose the bone. With hip arthritis the bones of the ball-joint-socket rub against each other causing stiffness and pain and difficulty with walking.

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What are the symptoms of hip arthritis?

Symptoms you may experience with hip arthritis include:

  • Joint stiffness: first thing in the morning when getting out of bed or after a long period of sitting
  • Pain: in the thigh, groin or knee may be felt when undertaking activities
  • Crunching feeling or sound: is caused by the ball-joint-socket rubbing together
  • Tenderness: in the hip joint
  • Limited mobility: in performing everyday activities likes getting dressed

How is hip arthritis diagnosed?

Initially, a medical practitioner will perform a physical examination including discussing your pain. You may also be required to have an X-ray, which while doesn’t diagnose arthritis, it will show up characteristic features of arthritis, such as narrowing of the joint or the presence of bony spurs near the joint.

CT scan, which uses an X-ray and a computer to create detailed images, can also be used in the diagnosis of hip arthritis. The CT scan can show if the hip joint is misshaped. MRI scans, which involves the use of magnetic fields and radio waves, can be used to look at muscles and tendons.

How does hip arthritis differ from other arthritic joints?

Arthritis affects people in different ways and no two patient’s symptoms will be the same. Research has also found that there are marked differences between hip arthritis and other arthritic joints.

Firstly, hip arthritis develops at a faster pace than knee arthritis which tends to progress at a slower rate over a number of years. Secondly, when scans of someone who has hip arthritis are done, bone cysts are often present, where they’re often not with knee arthritis. Bone cysts are fluid-filled holes that form in bones.

Finally, recent research has found that the cartilage found in the hip joint has less ability to repair itself than the cartilage in the knee. This is because the speed at which the cartilage repairs itself is slower in the hip than the knee.

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What are the non-surgical options for hip arthritis?

Treatment for hip arthritis aims to relieve symptoms and improve the function of the joint.

Initial treatment may include medications such as analgesics which help reduce the pain, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – NSAIDS – which reduce the pain and inflammation and steroid injections which reduce inflammation and provide short-term relief.

Lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, performing low impact exercises (like swimming or cycling) and minimising activities (such as bending, climbing stairs and running) that aggravate the condition may help relieve the pain caused by hip arthritis.

Physiotherapy can help with hip arthritis and assistive devices like canes and crutches may be used.

Our expert team specialises in treating hip arthritis using advanced non-surgical techniques including mesenchymal stem cell therapy,Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT), Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What are the surgical options for hip arthritis?

Surgery including total joint replacement and hip resurfacing may be recommended if other treatment options don’t yield results.

Joint replacement

Total joint replacement is where the damaged femoral head (hip joint) is removed or replaced with a prosthesis which is made from metal, ceramic or plastic. Hip replacement tends to be recommended when the damage which has been caused is irreparable or the pain is so severe it can’t be relieved by non-surgical options.

Hip resurfacing

Hip resurfacing is an alternative to joint replacement and is suitable for younger people who are highly active. Instead of the hip joint being removed or replaced, the joint is reshaped, and a metal covering fitted which then sits in the hip socket.

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Why is joint replacement the last resort?

Joint replacement should only be considered after less invasive non-surgical treatments have been explored. While joint replacement is a routine surgical procedure there are still risks attached to the surgery.

Post-surgery there is an extensive rehabilitation period involved which involves regular physical exercises. And, at some point in the future, the joint may need replacing again.

Why have a consultation at the Regenerative Clinic?

Our experienced consultants will undertake a thorough examination exploring non-surgical and surgical treatments. They’ll also discuss your suitability for our innovative biological therapies.

Who will my consultation be with?

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Your consultation will be with one of our hip specialistsand will last approximately 30 minutes. On the day, or the day before you will be asked to attend for an MRI scan.

As well as undertaking an examination, our specialists will take details of your medical history and discuss your symptoms. They will also detail all your treatment options and cover their potential benefits and risks.

Our expert team comprises of highly experienced surgeons, sports medicine doctors and physiotherapists who are committed to delivering a high level of care and the correct treatment option so you can quickly get back to moving around.

What is the autologus biological approach and when should it be considered?

Autologous translates as ‘from the same person.’ In brief, it involves using your own cells to encourage healing. The major benefits are that there is very small chance of rejection, infection or contamination as you are using cells from your own body rather than a donor.

We offer a range therapies based on this principle which can be considered if traditional treatments aren’t relieving your pain.

Clinical evidence

Biological treatments are pioneering procedures and we’re continuously monitoring and recording its effectiveness. Patients undertaking these treatments are asked to complete pre-operative and post-operative questionnaires.

The information obtained from these questionnaires allows us to monitor your progress and it also contributes to our evidence-based database and other global studies on biological treatments. All information gathered is anonymised.

FAQs

How effective is stem cell therapy for hips? ›

Prior to treatment, patients report being limited to an average of 49% of their optimal function. After receiving treatment, they report averages up to 76%.

Do PRP injections work for hip arthritis? ›

Conclusions: In patients with mild/moderate hip osteoarthritis, PRP may provide pain relief and functional improvement for up to six months.

Do stem cells work for hip arthritis? ›

Stem cell therapy is one of the solutions that provide long-lasting results for hip arthritis and hip pain. However, unlike the other alternatives — such as surgery — stem cell therapy has the added benefit of being quick to work and causing less downtime and recovery.

Can stem cell therapy replace hip replacement? ›

An alternative to invasive hip joint replacement procedures is stem cell treatment. Stem cell treatment uses your body's own healthy cells to help repair damaged joint tissue. The treatment begins with a complete physical and medical history taken by a doctor specializing in stem cell treatment.

Can stem cells regenerate hip cartilage? ›

[Stem cells] are not going to work for bone-on-bone arthritis, but they are helpful when people are just starting to have some pain and swelling.” Keep in mind: There's no evidence that stem cells can restore lost tissue or cause cartilage to grow.

Can stem cell therapy repair damaged hips? ›

A stem cell hip treatment offers a viable treatment option for patients suffering from chronic hip pain and discomfort who wish to avoid hip surgery. By using a non-surgical injection of a patient's autologous (own) stem cells, the body is able to heal and regenerate without undergoing a risky and painful surgery.

How many PRP injections are needed for hip? ›

The research team also pointed out that the success of the PRP treatment was dependent on the severity of osteoarthritis. Further that three PRP treatments could significantly decreased the pain and increased range of motion and joint function in the hip.

Can you walk after a PRP hip injection? ›

The First Two Weeks

The first week after receiving a PRP injection, you should rest and forgo exercise. At this stage, the platelets are just beginning to attach properly. If you work out or stretch too much, the platelets may not attach, rendering the injections useless. You should not exercise at this time.

What can I expect after hip PRP? ›

The PRP injection recovery time is fairly quick, with generally a few days of soreness and then improvement over time. For joint injections to treat arthritis, expect some soreness and possible swelling for 3-7 days. Then there's usually a gradual improvement over a few weeks (2).

What is the best treatment for arthritis in the hips? ›

Physical therapy exercises can help improve strength in the hip. Engaging in low-impact exercises and activities, such as swimming and cycling, and remaining physically active are key to managing hip arthritis symptoms. Heating pads can help soothe inflammation in the hip.

How much does stem cell therapy for hips cost? ›

We find that our patients who come in to have stem cell therapy for a single knee or hip procedure pay about $6,000. Patients find that the results are well worth the cost when compared with other alternatives for treating joint pain.

How long does stem cell hip injection last? ›

The stem cells injected into the target area will continue working for up to one year, and many patients do not require multiple treatments. Consider the benefits of trying stem cell therapy for your joint problems and experience an effective alternative to surgery.

What can you do instead of a hip replacement? ›

One course of treatment is conservative care treatment. This is usually a combination of painkillers, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, hyaluronic acid injections, and cortisone injections. You may continue getting these treatments until such time as a hip replacement procedure is warranted.

Can PRP replace hip replacement? ›

This is why we often recommend our patients explore platelet-rich plasma therapy as a treatment option that can be used during the hip replacement procedure to help restore tendon strength and muscle function, improving the results from the surgery.

How much is stem cell therapy UK? ›

Knee Stem Cell Treatment Cost UK

Benefits tend to last from 3-6 months, but each patient responds differently. Prices vary largely on geographical location, but you can expect an average cost between £2000 to £4000 per knee.

How long does stem cell hip injection last? ›

The stem cells injected into the target area will continue working for up to one year, and many patients do not require multiple treatments. Consider the benefits of trying stem cell therapy for your joint problems and experience an effective alternative to surgery.

How much does stem cell therapy for hips cost? ›

We find that our patients who come in to have stem cell therapy for a single knee or hip procedure pay about $6,000. Patients find that the results are well worth the cost when compared with other alternatives for treating joint pain.

What can you do instead of a hip replacement? ›

One course of treatment is conservative care treatment. This is usually a combination of painkillers, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, hyaluronic acid injections, and cortisone injections. You may continue getting these treatments until such time as a hip replacement procedure is warranted.

Can stem cells heal a torn hip labrum? ›

The use of stem cells is an effective treatment option to fix hip labral tears without surgery. Hip labral tear treatment with stem cells is an advanced therapy that utilizes the patient's autologous stem cells to heal the damaged tissue.

Videos

1. The Regenerative Clinic Story
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2. Marilyn: "My whole life is better" after stem cell therapy for Bone-on-Bone knee arthritis.
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3. The Regenerative Clinic Ethos: Unique approach to treating joint pain and injury
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4. Rotator Cuff Injuries: Can Lipogems and PRP help treat? (The Regenerative Clinic)
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5. Angela speaks about her incredible progress after Lipogems at The Regenerative Clinic
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6. Elite triathlete, Olivia Ross-Hurst, back to competing after PRP treatment for knee tendinopathy
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