We have been measuring our success rate from the first patient treated at Native Stem Cell. We measure success primarily by tracking decreases in pain levels and increases in function and activity levels. Over 85% of our patients report 50% improvements in pain and function six weeks after their procedure with further improvement over the months that follow. Many patients report 80-100% improvement in pain and function after their treatment.
Additionally, in a few instances, patients have suffered an injury after their stem cell injection which required arthroscopic surgery. In these few instances, Dr. Crawford was able to view and take pictures of the improvements to the articular cartilage in the joint during the surgery.
Unfortunately, a small percentage of our patients may only experience mild improvement or no improvement at all. We work closely with these patients using traditional orthopedic approaches as well as other natural or orthobiologic approaches to try to maximize the benefits of the stem cell injection. Sometimes, patients will opt for a second stem cell injection or a series of PRP injections as a booster to their initial treatment and they overwhelmingly have a positive response to these booster treatments.
We take your results and the accuracy of our data very seriously. We have refined and standardized our data collection process in order to be able to accurately follow all results and help build the body of evidence that will help stem cell and PRP injections become a more widely accepted form of orthopedic treatment.