articulate hands comprehending the symphonic muses
by daniel – compliments of Obiarts Inc.
STEM CELL INJECTIONS FOR THE HANDS
Cosmetic and Therapeutic Applications
Monday September 15th, 2014
In my opinion, the most qualified physician for injecting stem cells, PRP and fat into the hands should be a plastic surgeon who is specialized in hand surgery and also on the cutting edge of stem cell technology.
Two years of my lengthy plastic residency was training with the foremost hand surgeons in the world. This was followed by 30 years of actively practicing hand surgery in Jacksonville. My experience with specialized techniques of safely injecting fat also spans three decades which has evolved into regenerative uses of fat derived stem cells. The diseases in the hands and wrists that respond to adult stem cells with PRP includes arthritis of the thumbs and knuckles as well as the fingers.
Many other hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions also respond to stem cell/PRP injections. A few examples are:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Painful Thumb Syndrome
- Trigger Finger
- Raynaud’s Disease
- Nerve injuries including painful neuromas
- Tendinitis and De Quervains disease
Most hand and orthopedic surgeons as well as pain management physicians traditionally inject steroids (cortisone) for these conditions. Steroids offer relief by virtue of their anti-inflammatory properties. However, this type of treatment is short lived and may damage ligaments and cartilage. On the contrary, stem cells and PRP reverses pain and inflammation while regenerating damaged tissues. CSN of Florida is unique in that fat derived stem cells contains up to 2500 times more stem cells than those derived from bone marrow. Also, we are able to simultaneously inject stem cell rich fat into the hands or face for cosmetic enhancement. The additional cost for hand and joint injections are not significant when performed with cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic Fat Injections into Hands
Although stem cell and PRP injections are not covered by insurance, they are cost efficient when combined wit