When patients are not candidates for invasive surgery or have not responded to other conservative measures, Autologous Stem Cell Injections may be beneficial. Autologous simply means “your own” stem cells. One treatment may be all that is needed, but some patients may need repeat treatments depending on their individual problem. Obtaining stem cells has very little risk. Since it uses your own stem cells, there is no risk of transmissible infections, and will not have an immune conflict or allergic reaction. The entire procedure can be done in a few hours, from the removal of your own stem cells, to having it re-injected back into the site of injury.