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STEM CELL Treatment for Hip Pain

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Hip arthritis is characterized by loss of articular cartilage of the hip joint.

Hip arthritis is characterized by loss of articular cartilage of the hip joint.

Hip arthritis is characterized by loss of articular cartilage of the hip joint. It is a progressive condition where there is no cure. It affects up to 15 million Americans. The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body. It allows us to run, jump, and bear weight. Walking, running, biking or climbing all affect the hip joint. – – – and the compression of these movements start to wear on the joint over time. Obesity also plays a big part on who develops hip arthritis.


Classic presentation is the gradual onset of pain in the groin. Some patients have pain in the buttocks or lateral thigh. Initially, pain occurs only with activity, but gradually the frequency and intensity of the pain increases and finally rest will not reduce it. Night pain is usually associated with severe arthritis. As the arthritis progresses, patients develop decrease range of motion of the hip (especially in internal rotation of the hip), and develop a limp. Hip internal rotation motion is lost first and as the arthritis worsens, patients will lose flexion and extension range of motion.




  1. Nonsteroidal/muscle relaxants
  2. Physical therapy for hip arthritis:
    1. In a recent paper was noted to have poor results and was considered no better than placebo.
  3. Weight reduction (when appropriate).
  4. As the disease progresses, a cane to help unload the hip is recommended.
    Arthritic Hip (RIGHT) VS Normal Hip (LEFT)

    Arthritic Hip (RIGHT) VS Normal Hip (LEFT)

  5. Steroid injections to the hip
  6. When patients have pain even at rest, a Total Hip Replacement is the treatment of choice.
  7. Patients in their 30’s through mid 50’s – may delay Total Hip Replacement due to the concerns about durability of the total hip arthroplasty.
  8. According to a recent study, only 50% of Total Hip Replacements had a meaningful improvement in pain 1-2 years after surgery.
  9. 25% of patients who undergo a single joint replacement will have another joint replacement within 2 years.

See what conditions can be treated with STEM CELL therapy

What to expect after STEM CELL therapy


THE STEM CELL ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF TEXAS offers next generation STEM CELL injections for those suffering from hip joint pain and/or who are in need of a Total Hip Replacement.

Candidates for STEM CELL treatment may have hip problems such as hip osteoarthritis, labral tears, or avascular necrosis.

The more advanced the hip arthritis, the greater the chance to have significantly decrease range of motion in the hip, and these patients have the least success with STEM CELLS.

Total Hip Replacement requires months of rehabilitation to regain strength and range of motion.

Total Hip Replacement requires months of rehabilitation to regain strength and range of motion.

If you are told by your physician (Orthopedic surgeon or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician) that you need a Total Hip Replacement – You may be a candidate for STEM CELL Therapy.

Total Hip Replacement requires months of rehabilitation to regain strength and range of motion. Surgical risks are problematic. The patient is required to be out of work for significant periods of time. A new study showed that only approximately 50% of total hip replacements had a significant improvement in pain or their activities of daily living.

STEM CELL treatment may be an alternative to total hip replacement, surgery for labral tears and an alternative for treatment for recurrent hip bursitis. This may alleviate hip pain, improve quality of life and expedite the return to work status. STEM CELLS can increase cartilage growth and repair. A STEM CELL injection can amplify the concentration of one’s own STEM CELLS in the injured area, thereby enhancing the body’s ability to heal itself naturally and therefore prevent any surgical consequences.

According to a recent major study for STEM CELL hip injection (after one year):

  1. 73% returned to their sporting activity.
  2. Stem cell treatment patients had increased range of motion versus the total hip replacements.
  3. Functional scores from STEM CELL injections versus total hip replacement were similar.
  4. Total hip replacements had slightly better pain scores.

The STEM CELL injections are a same day injection procedure, and patients are encouraged to walk the same day with little to no down time for work or recovery.

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Do you have hip arthritis, difficulty walking or standing up from a seated position??? Call to see if you are a STEM CELL candidate.


RESEARCH of hips with adult STEM CELL injections

I. Centeno’s Demographics

  1. 200 patients
  2. Median age 56
  3. BMI – 26.1
    1. Percentage of all patients reporting > 25% improvement from STEM CELL injection of the hip.
      1. Month 1 – – 55%
      2. Month 3 – – 60%
      3. Month 6 – – 63%
      4. Month 12 – – 60%
      5. Month 18 – – 60%
      6. Month 24 – – 50%


II. Mitchel et al

  1. After total joint arthroscopy of the hip –
    1. Patients decreased athletic participation and intensity.
  2. After bone marrow aspirate concentrate injection (STEM CELL injection)
    1. Patients restore an increased athletic participation and intensity.
    2. Knee patients had better outcomes versus hip patients (especially compared to surgical treatment)


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