Most patients who sustain a broken bone (fracture) will heal normally with appropriate immobilization and/or surgical treatment. When a bone fails to heal, it is called a nonunion fracture. These types of fractures can be a chronic source of pain for many patients. Risk factors for developing a nonunion fracture include smoking, age, poor nutrition, chronic medical conditions and complicated fractures.
Some case studies have demonstrated healing of nonunion fractures after treatment with stem cells injected at the site of the injury. These patients were shown to have significantly decreased pain and dysfunction after treatment. Call to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options with one of our physicians, and determine if stem cell treatment is appropriate for you.