Valley Sports Physicians is a national leader and pioneer in the use of Stem Cell Injections for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
Dr. Tortland began performing stem cell injections in 2008, the first in New England and longer than most in the country. Few have as much experience in the field of Stem Cell Therapy for orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions.
The Uniqueness of Stem Cells
Stem Cells have several unique abilities. They can transform into other cell types, such as bone, cartilage, muscle and tendon. And they also serve an important signaling functioning, recruiting other stem cells to the target area and triggering nearby cells to begin the repair process.
Conditions Treated by Stem Cells
At Valley Sports Physicians we use Stem Cells most commonly to treat the following conditions:
- Osteoarthritis of the joints
- Chronic partial Rotator Cuff tears
- Persistent partial tendon tears, such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, quadriceps and patellar tendon tears.
- Partial muscle tears
- Meniscal (cartilage) tears in the knee
- Chondromalacia patella (patellofemoral syndrome)
Not all Stem Cell treatments are the same!
While the use of stem cells is gaining in popularity, it’s important to realize that not all stem cell treatments are the same. How the stem cells are obtained, and how they are processed both can have a major impact on effectiveness. In addition, even the best stem cell products will be minimally effective if not administered properly. At Valley Sports Physicians we use the latest technology to harvest your stem cells to insure the highest quality product. We also perform all of our injections under direct ultrasound guidance; Dr. Tortland is an internationally recognized expert in ultrasound-guided injections. So you can be assured of the safest, most accurate treatment.