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Orthopedic stem cell therapy is one of the most exciting new advancements in all of modern medicine. Treatment of joint pain and injuries appears to be on the verge of a revolution and here at South Valley OrthoMed, serving Salt Lake County, Utah, and beyond, we are the emerging leader in this new technology!
There are a lot of misleading headlines and downright scams involving stem cell therapy. Some practitioners are offering stem cell therapy for treatments that will never work, and many practitioners are not even qualified to provide this procedure.
Our medical provider, John D. Sonnenberg, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. With over 40 years of experience in surgery and healthcare, Dr. Sonnenberg is the real deal.
Dr. Sonnenberg also served as a combat surgeon for the U.S. Army, completing tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq. To read more about his experience in the Army, click here.
Stem cells are, in short, nature’s original construction crew. Naturally produced by the human body, stem cells possess the incredible ability to change and adapt into more specialized cell types. Think of them as growth, or developmental cells, still in their infancy. With stem cell therapy these multi-talented cells are injected into a specific, damaged area of the body. The cells are then able to grow and reproduce themselves. They mature and contribute to their surrounding environment, particularly in repairing damaged tissue. When stem cells enter damaged tissue, they receive signals that instruct them to differentiate. Damaged tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, muscle and even damaged skin, are all treatable with stem cells!
When it comes to joint pain, traditional treatments such as cortisone shots do not offer long-term healing potential. But by stimulating nature’s building blocks, orthopedic stem cell therapy can switch on and greatly increase the body’s natural healing capabilities. This can then provide long-term pain relief, without requiring steroid injections or surgery.