AVASCULAR NECROSIS Treatment
with cultured stem cells
A permanent solution that regenerates bone and cartilage and makes prosthesis unnecessary
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is the death of bone tissue due to a loss of blood supply. You might also hear it called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis.
If untreated, it can cause the bone to collapse. It most commonly affects the hip, but may also occur in shoulders, knees and ankles.
In its early stages, AVN usually has no symptoms. As the disease grows worse, it becomes painful. At first, pain may only arise if the affected bone is under pressure, but later it can become constant.
Collapse of the bone and surrounding joint can cause severe pain and inability to use the joint. The time that elapses between the initial symptoms and bone collapse can range from several months to more than a year.
Avascular Necrosis from
Femoral head (hip)
Avascular Necrosis of the femoral head (hip) usually affects people between 40 to 60 years old. Only in the States, from 10.000 to 20.000 new cases per year are reported.
It can occur due to a variety of either traumatic or atraumatic causes that include fractures, dislocations, chronic steroid use, chronic alcohol use, coagulopathy, and may have congenital and many other causes.
If untreated, the disorder can progress and require prosthesis implantation in most patients. At ITRT, we offer a definitive, permanent solution that prevents to implant a prosthesis.
Cultured Stem Cells to heal AVN of the femoral head
The cell therapy that we perform at ITRT consists of creating a tunnel to implant 80 million of cultured mesenchymal stem cells are implanted in the hip. ITRT treatment has been shown to prevent joint collapse and the need to implant a prosthesis.
This treatment can only be performed in cases in which the femoral head still retains its spherical anatomical shape.