Degenerative joint disease is a common joint disorder that is caused by wear and tear. In a healthy joint the cushiony cartilage protects your bones as they glide over one another. When this cartilage, a strong rubbery tissue, wears down the bones rub against each another. This causes swelling, pain and stiffness. Bony spurs and extra bone develop around the joint and the muscles and ligaments surrounding it become weaker and stiffer.
Degenerative joint disease is often related to aging although sometimes the cause remains unknown. Before the age of 55 it appears equally in women and men. After 55 it is more common in women. By the age of 70 most people will have at least minor degenerative joint disease.
Degenerative joint disease frequently runs in families. Other risk factors include fractures, being overweight and long-term joint activity in sports and at work. Certain medical conditions can also increase the risk of degenerative joint disease. These include avascular necrosis, hemophilia, gout, pseudogout and rheumatoid arthritis.
Degenerative joint disease symptoms usually present themselves as stiffness and pain in the joints. Weight bearing and exercise can worsen the pain. Over time joints may become difficult to move, especially in the morning. People with degenerative joint disease may experience a rubbing, crackling or grating sound when they move their joint. Some people have no symptoms even though their x-rays show the characteristics of degenerative joint disease.
Treatment for Degenerative Joint Disease at Angeles Hospital in Mexico
Angeles Health International is a leading hospital network in Mexico with an innovative Stem Cell Therapy treatment program. A variety of conditions can be optimally treated, including degenerative joint disease. Like many other procedures degenerative joint disease treatment uses autologous adult stem cells. These are taken from the patient’s own fat cells so there is very little chance of a patient’s body rejecting them.
Adipose (fat) tissue extraction is more worthwhile than other extraction methods such as bone marrow extraction. This is because it yields up to ten times the number of stem cells.
Adipose derived stem cells (ASCs) are just as effective as other stem cells as they display proliferative efficiency and are multipotent in tissue regeneration.
Therapeutic endovascular placements of adipose-derived stem cells are what characterize the Stem Cell Therapy program at hospital Angeles. Through this method organs and structures can be directly targeted. A specialized non-invasive catheterization procedure is utilized for maximum patient comfort. Stem cells can be delivered throughout the body without an anesthetic and the groundbreaking regenerative process is carried out in under an hour.
Angeles Health International is a Center of Excellence that provides patients with the most up to date and high quality reparative and reconstructive stem cell therapies. All our licensed medical professionals adhere to formally appointed bodies of expertise. The staff at Angeles hospital prides itself on upholding the highest standards of health care and investigative research.
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