Can Hip Necrosis go Away on its Own?
Hip necrosis does not go away on its own. The goal is to prevent the condition from worsening and impacting mobility. Many people opt to undergo joint replacement to improve mobility and help control the pain. Others explore different treatment options, such as Regenexx.
Regenexx cellular therapy involves administering cells to the afflicted area to encourage healing of the damaged tissue. A form of cellular therapy, it is made up of a combination of bone marrow concentrate (BMC) and micro fragmented adipose tissue (MFAT).
Dr. Christopher Williams at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA offers Regenexx to treat hip necrosis and help restore mobility and strength. Upon diagnosis, Dr. Williams will determine if you are a suitable candidate for Regenexx and will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan to help meet your particular needs.
All about Regenexx for hip necrosis
With hip necrosis, surgery may be recommended and usually involves either a core decompression or a total hip replacement, depending on the severity of the necrosis. The recovery process from surgery can take weeks or even months. Regenexx injections are nonsurgical and can be administered not only in the hip but also in the ankle, foot, arms, wrists, spine, and knees.
If Dr. Williams decides that you are a viable candidate for a Regenexx procedure, you will be scheduled to go forward with the procedure, which can involve the extraction of bone marrow and drawing blood from your arm. The bone marrow undergoes a concentration process in the laboratory for cellular concentration and platelet rich plasma (PRP) may be produced from blood drawn.
The entire Regenexx process is tailored specifically for the condition being treated. The processed cells are then injected into the treatment location. Image guidance is used during treatment to obtain optimum results when administering the injections. Following the treatment, the team at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA will monitor you for a brief time, and then you can recover at home.
With Regenexx, there is minimal downtime following the procedure and physical therapy is always recommended to address biomechanical issues that may be present.
Regenexx to treat hip necrosis and other areas
If you have several sources of pain, then Regenexx can be used to treat more than one area of the body by encouraging the natural healing process. At the time of your initial appointment you will have a detailed physical examination to identify all of the other issues that may be impacting your hip or are affected by your necrotic hip. The body is a complicated machine and just like dominoes, a necrotic hip can have devastating effects on your lower back, knees, or ankles.
Schedule a consultation to treat hip necrosis in Atlanta, GA
If you suffer from hip necrosis and are seeking a way to cope with the condition, schedule a consultation with Dr. Christopher Williams at Interventional Orthopedics of Atlanta in Atlanta, GA to discuss Regenexx treatments. In most situations, you can undergo the consultation and Regenexx treatment on the same day. After the injections, you’ll be given time to relax, and then you can return to normal activities. Call us today to schedule a consultation at our Atlanta, GA office.