Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on whether it is soft tissue or joint injury/condition outcomes differ. With soft tissue injuries, there is a near 100% outcome. When it comes to joints we have a near 90% success rate for knee and shoulder treatments. However every case is uniquely different and is assessed individually and in certain cases, more than one treatment is needed to achieve a better outcome.
The ethos of our treatments is to initiate self-healing and therefore it is not a quick fix. It will take at least a month to start noticing a difference from less pain to a better range of movement to no pain while sleeping to resuming activities or movements that were not possible before. In some cases, it may take 2-3 months to see significant improvements.
For the first week, you may be in pain at the injection site and the aftercare instructions you will be given will detail how to deal with that. The consultant may prescribe pain killers if he feels the need to.
If your job is anything but a desk job you may need one week off work. After-care instructions will be explained on consultation and procedure day.
Currently, we are only covered by GAA medical insurance. You may also be able to claim back part of the consultation fees, ask the receptionist for details.
This is a day case and depending on the treatment protocol decided by your consultant it should take you between 1 to 2 and a half hours from the time you walk in.
Only local anaesthesia is used and you will be fully conscious of the full treatment.
No fasting needed as only local anaesthesia is used and you will be fully conscious. You must be well hydrated on the day.
Preferably you need to come with someone to help and although you will be physically able to drive it is always preferable for safety reasons to be driven back home after the procedure.
NO, embryonic cells or foetal cells are NOT used, only cells from your own body are used in our treatments.
That means your own Stem Cells are used. You are the donor and the recipient. Stem Cells are collected from your Bone marrow and or your fat cells via mini liposuction.
Not necessarily, you can book an appointment directly but you will need to bring in any scans and investigations done.