Q. What kind of problems can be treated?
A. Stem cell injections can treat degenerative arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as the hip, spine, knee, ankle, and foot. They are also used for most types of ligament sprains, tendon tears without significant retraction, certain types of meniscal and labral tears, and certain size chondral lesions (surface cartilage holes). They are also helpful to treat avascular necrosis of the end of the bones in joints, as well as certain bones in the foot and wrist. Stem cell injections are also used for certain types of non-union fractures. They are also helpful in treating certain types and severity of spinal disc injuries and degenerated discs that cause pain and disability.