Lipogems®, Platelet Rich Plasma Procedures (PRP) and stem cell treatments for Hip Pain

Hip pain is difficult to live with on a daily basis but it can be treated with stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment

The hip joint is a ball and socket structure and is made up of bone, cartilage and a thickened piece of fibro cartilage called the labrum. There is a joint capsule which is reinforced by ligaments.  The joint is surrounded by muscles which make the hip generally a stable joint.

The most common problem with the hip is osteoarthritis, which is degenerative and due to wear and tear. Osteoarthritis happens when inflammation and injury to a joint cause the cartilage tissue to break down. This causes swelling, pain and deformity.

There are many other structures around the hip which can cause pain. Bursitis can be very painful and occurs when the lubricating sacs near tendons become inflamed and fill with fluid.

Tendons (which attach muscle to bone) often become painful near the hip. The tendon can degenerate and lose its normal strong structured fibres and become thick and partially torn. This is called tendinitis.

If a hip problem is not corrected, long term pain management is required. Hip surgery, hip replacement surgery and hip resurfacing are often recommended to patients to help stop the pain. Hip surgery can be traumatic and is followed by months or recovery.

Stem cell therapy, Lipogems® adipose tissue transfer and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment provide a non-surgical option for people  with hip pain. Following these treatments patients are often encouraged to walk the same day and quickly return to normal activity without having to go through the risks associated with surgery.

Hip conditions which can be treated with Lipogems® and PRP therapy include:

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip injuries
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Hip bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Other degenerative conditions relating to the hip joint

Our hip specialists:

London – Mr Arj Imbuldeniya

Midlands – Mr Ansar Mahmood

North West – Mr John S Davidson, Mr Bilal Barkatali

South West – Mr Sam Heaton

The treatment

Lipogems® Therapy

Stem cells are simply your own body cells that can renew themselves and turn into other cells (differentiate). They live inside all of us in various tissues; their job is to repair damage as it occurs. We all know when we have a cut or injury our body repairs itself. As we age or experience big injuries, we may not be able to recruit enough of these cells to the site to fully repair the area.
The Lipogems procedure helps overcome this problem by extracting your own cells from an area of high volume, then concentrating the cells and re-injecting them into the damaged area to help the body heal naturally.
This procedure can be used for a wide range of conditions and are the tool of choice for injuries, arthritis and other conditions that may be more significant than those that may be treated with our Platelet Rich Plasma or Platelet Lysate Procedures.

Blood Platelet treatments (PRP)

PRP injection Treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself.
The use of PRP to repair joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries is becoming well known, thanks to exposure from professional athletes.
Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues.
Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are more pure and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue injuries, mild arthritis and spine conditions.
To find out more about the Lipogems procedure or the Blood Platelet Procedure click here or make an appointment with one of our specialist Orthopaedic Consultants.
Our expert team works as part of a collaborative partnership of Surgeons, Sports Medicine doctors and Physiotherapists to provide the perfect patient pathway to get you quickly on the road to recovery. Whether you require conventional treatment or if you are a candidate for these new regenerative treatments, you can be sure that will get the best advice from teaching hospital specialists.

How does it work?​


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