About Auckland Regenerative Clinic
Conditions we treat:
- Osteoarthritis of all peripheral joints: hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, and feet
- Knee meniscus tear and various knee ligaments injuries
- Shoulder Labral tear
- Hip labral tear
- Tendons and muscle tears-rotator cuff tear, hamstrings, tennis elbow and others
We don't offer Spinal or IV Treatment
AUTOLOGOUS FAT-DERIVED STEM CELLS are incredible cells with the power to divide, renew and differentiate into specialized cells like tendons, cartilage and bones. Up to 6 weeks for lab processing of the stem cells before implanting them into the area.
- include x-ray or MRI
- not suitable for active cancer patients or during pregnancy
- multiple studies suggested no potential for malignacy with autologous stem cell therapy<
Around 70-80% success rate and higher for the knees. Bone- on-Bone arthritis has lower success rate.
Average 4-6 weeks but the first 2 weeks is the most important period. Physiotherapy is an integral part of the therapy.
STEM CELL THERAPY COSTS
Stem cell therapy in New Zealand is considered to be an experimental treatment therefore it is privately funded and not covered by ACC and most insurance companies.
- Purified expanded adipose (fat)-derived stem cells
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) alone
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with Viscous Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition, wear-and-tear that occurs most often with ageing, but may occur in younger people especially when there is past history of trauma.
In osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the knee joint gradually wears away and become rough and the protective space between the bones reduces gradually, this can result in bone rubbing on bone, and produce pain, stiffness and reduce range of motion.
Hip osteoarthritis (OA)
Hip OA is a disease which wears away the cartilage between the femoral head (ball) and the acetabulum (socket), the cartilage becomes eroded and pitted with rough surface then the joint space becomes narrow, when this progresses it becomes bone -on-bone. The result is pain, stiffness and instability. In some cases, motion of the leg may be greatly restricted.
Shoulder pain and main causes
Shoulder pain, stiffness and restriction of movement is commonly caused by either osteoarthritis or problem with the tendons like inflammation or tear, the diagnosis can be determined either by combination of x-ray and ultrasound or only MRI scan of the shoulder
The symptoms of hand arthritis differ from person to person. A lot depends on the specific joints affected or the common activities that the person does. commonly pains and aches when they use their hands, joint stiffness, which may be more pronounced in the morning, difficulty moving their fingers with a weak grip. Swelling and tenderness in the knuckles or around the wrist due to both bone enlargements and associated inflammation.