Stem Cell Therapy in Tulsa, Oklahoma
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Our physicians utilize stem cell therapy in treating Arthritis, Tendonitis, Knee Pain & More.
As an alternative to surgery, our patients can now benefit from injections of platelet - rich plasma, amniotic, bone marrow or adipose stem cells to treat chronic orthopaedic conditions. These treatments can reduce pain and provide long lasting relief from chronic tendinitis, early arthritis and cartilage damage in the joint.
Our surgeons offer these fairly new treatment options; PRP, amniotic membrane stem cell, bone marrow stem cell as well as adipose stem cell injections to successfully treat patients with knee, hip or shoulder osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, chronic bursitis, meniscal tears and degenerative arthritis. (For clarification, amniotic stem cells comes from the amniotic sac – not an embryo. While some people may have ethical issues with embryonic stem cell therapy, most people agree the use of amniotic tissue product raises no ethical or moral questions.) Amniotic tissue, such as the tissue we use has been used since 1910 in the US and is FDA-exempt for treating wounds and other conditions. It was first used for treating eye problems, primarily corneas and is still widely used in ophthalmology today.
Stem Cell Therapy and Chronic Pain FAQs
Post-Procedure Instructions for Joints
Immediately After Your Cell Transplant Procedure: The stem cell injection includes producing a micro-injury in the joint. As a result, expect the joint to be sore. This can be everything from minimally sore to very sore.
Activity: The goal is to allow the stem cells to attach and then to protect them while they differentiate into cartilage. For this reason, you’ll be asked to keep the joint as still as possible for 30-60 minutes after the procedure. Do not take a bath for three days, but a shower 12 hours after the procedure is fine.
1st – 3rd Day: For the first day, you should limit activity on the joint. You may have post-op soreness, or have a natural limp or “antalgic” gait (your body does this to reduce pressure on the area to allow healing). If you don’t have this, then simply, naturally taking a bit of weight off this area as you walk is a good idea the first day. Avoid all contact sports as well as jogging, running, or sports that involve impact on that joint.
4th Day – 2nd Week: You can start to walk normally, no more than 30-60 minutes a day. Avoid all contact sports as well as jogging, running, or sports that involve impact on that joint. Bike riding is fine as are stationary bikes (no up/downs), elliptical machines, and swimming (no breast strokes).
3rd – 6th Week: Avoid all contact sports as well as jogging, running, or sports that involve impact on that joint. You can walk as much as you like. Bike riding is fine, as are stationary bikes, elliptical machines, and swimming.
"Dr. Chalkin, you did a great job. I remember one time you said you thought of my tendon surgery often. Think good thoughts. If you hadn’t done the job you did, I wouldn’t even be able to use that arm.”
"He gave me my life back! And I’m recommending him to anyone with degenerative hip or knee issues.”