- Hip Pain
- Hip Arthritis
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Tendinopathy
- Hip Osteonecrosis
- Labral Tear
- Other degenerative conditions relating to the hip joint
Hip Stem Cell, MFAT, BMAC & PRP Treatment & Therapy
Have you been told your only option for hip pain is steroid injections or joint replacement surgery?
Minimally invasive regenerative alternatives offer pain relief and can help you get your lifestyle back!
The hip joint is a ball and socket structure and is made up of bone, cartilage and a thickened piece of fibro cartilage called the labrum. There is a joint capsule which is reinforced by ligaments. The joint is surrounded by muscles which make the hip generally a stable joint.
The most common problem with the hip is osteoarthritis, which is degenerative and due to wear and tear. Osteoarthritis happens when inflammation and injury to a joint cause the cartilage tissue to break down. This causes swelling, pain and deformity.
There are many other structures around the hip which can cause pain. Bursitis can be very painful and occurs when the lubricating sacs near tendons become inflamed and fill with fluid.
Tendons (which attach muscle to bone) often become painful near the hip. The tendon can degenerate and lose its normal strong structured fibres and become thick and partially torn. This is called tendinitis.
If a hip problem is not corrected, long term pain management is required. Hip surgery, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing are often recommended to patients to help stop the pain. Hip surgery can be traumatic and is followed by months or recovery.
Hip Stem cell therapy, Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue (MFAT), Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) provide a non-surgical option for people with hip pain. The treatments are minimally invasive, can decrease inflammation, stop the progression of arthritic damage and repair joint cartilage. The recovery time is also much shorter than with surgery.
This day case treatment is exclusively offered to our patients. It uses pioneering technology using your body’s own adipose (fat) cells to treat pain and inflammation with MFAT Injections. Injections using MFAT Injections are minimally invasive and are carried out under ultrasound guidance. Altogether the procedure takes about an hour to perform with a minimal recovery time. As well as being a potential alternative to surgery, MFAT Injections can also aid post-surgery recovery.
Read Angela’s story who had this treatment in her knees. She is now pain free and her life has changed completely.
PRP Therapy supports your body’s self-healing processes by using your own cells. Blood is mostly liquid (called plasma) but also contains solid component including red cells, white cells and platelets. The platelets are important for clotting blood but they also contain proteins called growth factors which are important in the healing of injuries.
With a higher concentration of growth factors than typically found in blood, PRP injections support the restoration of injured tissue and inhibit painful inflammatory processes.
This treatment is widely researched and supported in clinical papers. See our PRP evidence section.
Our expert team works as part of a collaborative partnership of Surgeons, Sports Medicine doctors and Physiotherapists to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get the best advice from teaching hospital specialist.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, regenerative treatment that harnesses the natural ability to heal the body through the assistance of biological growth factors. BMAC utilises the regenerative stem cells collected from bone marrow to aid in the acceleration of healing moderate to severe osteoarthritis and tendon injuries.
Bone marrow is extracted from the pelvis bone with a large needle and syringe under local anaesthetics. The harvested bone marrow is then processed into its separate components. The plasma, containing beneficial proteins, is filtered and condensed into a general fluid concentrate (GFC). Similarly, a fraction of the harvested marrow containing mesenchymal stem cells is concentrated into BMAC. Once processed, the BMAC and GFC are separately injected into the joint after sterile preparation and local anaesthetic is applied.
The injection offers:
- Pain relief
- Reduce swelling
- Increase joint function
- Improve condition of joint cartilage