Hip osteoarthritis like in other parts of our body is a degenerative joint disease or “wear a tear” process in which cartilage tissue breaks down causing pain, swelling and motion problems. This process involves cartilage break down, bony changes, ligament and tendon deterioration and various degrees of inflammation. Diagnosis can be difficult in early stages and pain can appear in different locations including buttocks, groin, thighs and including knees.
Stem cells have the ability to help with this condition and reduce risk of replacement surgery by reducing inflammation and regrowing cartilage. By attaching to the injured area, they can reduce local inflammation and pain, while also promoting and secreting factors that contribute to the healing properties of the body and though this process clinically reduce pain and increase mobility.