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Innovative Hip Pain Treatments: Platelet Rich Plasma and Cellular Therapy

by Doug Bouldin, FNP-C


Hip pain can significantly impact one's quality of life, hindering mobility and causing discomfort in everyday activities. Among the various causes of hip pain, degenerative osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and labral tears are prevalent conditions that can lead to chronic discomfort and limited function. In recent years, advancements in regenerative medicine have introduced promising treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cellular Therapy, offering potential relief and improved outcomes for individuals suffering from hip pain. In this blog, we delve into the causes of hip pain and explore how PRP and Cellular Therapy are emerging as effective treatment options. 

Causes of Hip Pain:

  1. Degenerative Osteoarthritis:

    1. Degenerative osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a common cause of hip pain, particularly among the elderly population.

    2. It occurs due to the breakdown of cartilage in the hip joint, leading to inflammation, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

    3. Factors such as aging, genetics, obesity, and previous hip injuries contribute to the development of osteoarthritis in the hip joint.

  2. Bursitis and Tendonitis:

    1. Bursitis refers to inflammation of the bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near joints.

    2. Tendonitis involves inflammation of the tendons, which connect muscles to bones.

    3. Overuse, repetitive movements, injury, or underlying conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can lead to bursitis and tendonitis in the hip, causing pain, swelling, and restricted movement.

  3. Labral Tears:

    1. The labrum is a ring of cartilage that lines the rim of the hip socket, providing stability and cushioning to the joint.

    2. Labral tears can occur due to trauma, repetitive motions, structural abnormalities, or degenerative changes.

    3. Symptoms of labral tears include hip pain, stiffness, clicking or locking sensations, and decreased range of motion.

Hip Arthritis X-Ray Cellular Therapy
Hip Arthritis X-Ray

Treatment Options: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cellular Therapy

  1. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy:

    1. PRP therapy involves the injection of concentrated platelets derived from the patient's own blood into the affected area using ultrasound guidance.

    2. Platelets contain growth factors and cytokines that stimulate tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

    3. In the context of hip pain, PRP injections have shown promising results in alleviating symptoms and improving function by enhancing tissue regeneration and modulating the inflammatory response.

  2. Cellular Therapy:

    1. Cellular therapy involves the injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) obtained from the patient's own bone marrow or adipose tissue, or from donor sources. These injections are also guided using Ultrasound technology.

    2. MSCs have the unique ability to differentiate into various cell types and promote tissue regeneration and repair.

    3. In hip pain conditions, cellular therapy aims to regenerate damaged cartilage, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function.


Hip pain arising from degenerative osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, and labral tears can significantly impair quality of life and mobility. While traditional treatment modalities have been the mainstay of management, emerging therapies such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cellular Therapy offer novel approaches to address the underlying pathology and promote tissue regeneration. DB2 Regeneration Clinic providers are the among the most experienced team in St Louis using these regenerative treatments. Come experience the DB2 difference, let us transform your life and restore your hope. If you are seeking alternative options for hip pain relief and improved joint function, call us today 636 265-2822 or visit us online at

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