Stem Cell treatments have been around for decades in one form or another. Bone marrow transplants are a form of stem cell therapy, and it first started in the late fifties for the treatment of cancer patients. Stem cells from donor’s bone marrow is transplanted into cancer patients. It has saved thousands of cancer patients over the last 50 plus years.
Until late, stem cell therapy was not studied or explored for minor aliments such as arthritis or joint pain. In the last few years, many professional athletes have had stem cell treatments instead of getting surgery. Many received stem cells during surgery to increase the recover period. Wealthy individuals have also been receiving stem cell treatments for conditions such as: joint degeneration, bursitis, tendonitis, and many other aliments. With the influx of interest and continued research, the cost of stem cell therapy has been going down more and more. Treatments that were initially over $50,000 have been reduced to less than $5000. In 2010 less than 100 clinics were offering stem cell treatments in the United States, now more that 1000 are performing stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Professionals in York, PA is now making it affordable and convenient for local residents to receive stem cell therapy for degenerative joint conditions. Dr. Susan Arnoult, MD is the medical director of Stem Cell Professionals, and she is very excited at the endless possibilities stem cell therapy brings. Patients needing knee, shoulder, or hip replacement surgery now have a viable alternative to surgery. Many elderly patients are not eligible for joint replacement surgery due to medical risks, but now they may be perfect candidates for the stem cell therapy. Patients are examined and screened to determine if they may be viable candidates for the procedure. It is much more affordable and with no down time compared to joint replacement surgery. Rather than traveling across the county to California or to another country, stem cell therapy is now made affordable in York, PA.