Stem Cell Therapy

Arash Dini, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Arash Dini, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA & Encino, CA

Stem cells are your body’s transformers, replicating quickly and turning into whatever cells your body needs. At his self-titled orthopedic practice in Encino and the Mid-Wilshire areas of Los Angeles, Arash A. Dini, MD offers stem cell therapy to help your body heal quickly and recover from soft tissue injuries. If you have an injury or a painful condition, call or schedule an appointment online today to discover whether stem cell therapy is right for you.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an innovative procedure that uses your own stem cells to stimulate and support healing in your joints and soft tissue. The cells are taken from one part of your body, concentrated and purified into a serum, and then injected where they are needed to help you heal more quickly.

The cells work by dividing and creating more cells, which can specialize to help in the area of the injection site.

How is stem cell therapy used in orthopedic medicine?

Dr. Dini uses stem cell therapy to treat pain caused by conditions like osteoarthritis and injuries to your cartilage and ligaments. For example, he uses stem cell therapy to address:

  • Osteoarthritis, especially in your hips and knees
  • Cartilage damage
  • Tendon injuries
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Partial rotator cuff tears
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint problems
  • Knee injuries including ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL tears
  • Pain in your hands, knees, or feet

Stem cells’ ability to replicate overcomes cell degeneration so you can heal more easily. Your body recovers rapidly, which reduces your pain and helps you get back to your regular activities quickly.

Who is a good candidate for stem cell therapy?

If you have a soft tissue injury affecting your cartilage, ligaments, or tendons, stem cell therapy might be an effective treatment for you. Dr. Dini provides thorough exams and consultations to determine whether stem cell therapy is an option.

Stem cell therapy is low risk, as your own stem cells are harvested and then injected into your injured area. Many people have found stem cell therapy extremely effective and have been able to avoid surgery.

What should I expect during stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an in-office procedure. You lie face down on a table, and Dr. Dini cleans an area on your hip so he can harvest stem cells from the iliac bone. The procedure isn’t painful like a bone marrow biopsy, and most people tolerate the first step well.

Your stem cells are treated in a centrifuge to create a concentrated and purified serum. Dr. Dini uses the same sample to produce a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) serum to support your healing process.

When your serums are ready, Dr. Dini injects the concentrated stem cells and the PRP into your injured tissue. The injections kick-start your body’s natural healing response.

If you’re interested in stem cell therapy or have a painful soft tissue injury, call or schedule a consultation online today.