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Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Injections Specialist

Alan Dayan, MD, PC, FAAOS

NYU Orthopedic Surgeon in Brooklyn, New York & Staten Island, NY

Regenerative medicine is increasing the number of effective nonsurgical treatment options that are available for patients with chronic joint pain and tendon injuries. Alan J. Dayan, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Brooklyn, New York, who provides cutting-edge stem cell and bone marrow injections to patients who want to harness the healing power of their own bodies. Stem cell and bone marrow injections kickstart your body’s healing process, so you can get long-term pain relief from degenerative joint conditions and injuries. Find out if you’re a candidate for these minimally invasive therapies. Call for an appointment or schedule online.

Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Injections Q & A

What are stem cell injections?

Stem cell injections renew and repair damaged or diseased tissue. Stem cells start out as unspecialized cells that have the ability to divide into specific types of cells as they are needed within your body. They can become bones, tissues, organs, and muscles.

When you receive stem cell injections for knee or hip arthritis, the stem cells prompt your body’s healing abilities and regenerate new, healthier tissue in that area. Stem cell injections also help your body heal after an orthopedic injury.

What orthopedic conditions do stem cells treat?

Dr. Dayan may recommend stem cell therapy for you when more severe orthopedic conditions don’t respond to other nonsurgical therapies. Stem cell joint injections are often an effective treatment method at promoting healing and relieving pain for:

  • Advanced osteoarthritis in a knee or hip joint
  • Damaged cartilage surrounding a joint
  • Partial muscle, ligament, or tendon tear
  • Shoulder and hip injuries

Dr. Dayan uses ultrasound guidance to inject stem cells into a specific joint or area in need of healing. For patients who want to avoid surgery and get pain relief from degenerative joint conditions, stem cell injections as well as other forms of lubricant injections, like platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid injections, can help to restore natural joint fluid and provide more shock absorption in a degenerative joint.

Where do stem cells come from?

You have stem cells within your bone marrow, but as you age, your body produces fewer stem cells. For use as healing injections, Dr. Dayan extracts a concentration of stem cells from the bone marrow in your pelvic bone. He spins them in a centrifuge to prepare this bone marrow concentrate, then uses ultrasound guidance to inject this high concentration of stem cells into the joint that needs healing, such as an injured shoulder or arthritic knee.

Since stem cells come from your own body, there is little risk of your body rejecting the cells or developing an adverse reaction to them. It’s a safe procedure that can provide long-term pain relief for conditions that haven’t responded well to other treatment methods.

To learn if you are a good candidate for stem cell injections, or other nonsurgical treatment methods for severe degenerative joint conditions, call the Brooklyn office for an appointment or schedule one using the convenient online booking tool.