Dr. Joel Singer: Stem cells offer hope for aging baby boomers suffering from arthritis


At the Stanford Medical Center, successful human trials on patients with arthritic knees are taking place using a streamlined technique. Some of the patient’s own fat deposits are extracted in the operating room, the stem cells are separated from the extracted fat deposits, and then the stem cells are reinjected back into the patient in one operation. These day surgeries can virtually eliminate arthritic pain, allowing the patient to return to a normal life.

Similar trials have taken place at medical facilities in other states as well. At OrthoArkansas, a clinic that treats people suffering from chronic pain, stem cell treatments are already taking place. The procedure is like the one being used at Stanford and patients receive the same benefits. These stem cell operations aren’t just treating chronic pain – they’re actually helping the body to regenerate itself.

Why Stem Cells Are Better Than Steroids

The regenerative nature of stem cells is what makes it such a promising treatment for arthritis sufferers. A common treatment for severe arthritis is the use of steroid injections. These techniques usually have mixed results and even when they are effective, they don’t last for more than six months. That means the patient has to make frequent visits to the physician if they want relief from debilitating pain.

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Dr. Joel Singer
Dr. Joel Singer is a board certified plastic surgeon and the medical director at Park Avenue Stem Cell in New York, New York. He is leading researcher in stem cell treatments and treatment for chronic conditions which do not respond to traditional medical treatments. Park Avenue Stem Cell is one of the first clinics in New York City to use stem cell treatments on chronic pain. Dr. Singer has 30 years of medical experience focused on plastic surgery. Dr. Singer studied chemistry and biology at Queens College, The City University of New York. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Yale School of Medicine and completed residencies at Yale New Haven Medical Center and Rhode Island Brown University Hospital. He later earned an M.B.A from George Washington School of Business.