The catalog includes the best medical centers specialized in stem cell treatment for arthritis. The top list is based on the patients' reviews, doctors’ qualification, and the high quality of healthcare services in the hospitals.
The price of the therapy is individual for each patient. Stem cell treatment for arthritis cost depends on the injections amount and the stem cells number. The therapy using stem cells includes preoperative diagnostics, stem cell injections, and postoperative examination. The cost of stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in some hospitals includes transfer to/from an airport and accommodation.
Orthopedic stem cell therapy is carried out at the Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Production Center in LIV Hospital. Specialists use the patient’s own stem cells.
LIV Hospital is the best stem cell therapy clinic in Turkey for osteoarthritis treatment. Doctors of the Center treat joints and cartilage diseases. Experts offer therapy with stem cells of sports injuries and spine disorders.
Regenerative specialists apply 1 stem cell injection during the treatment. The therapy reduces the side effects and complications risks. It does not cause allergy.
Bumrungrad International Hospital is a global medical facility in Bangkok, Thailand that specializes in oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, neurosciences, heart surgery, check-ups, etc.
Over 1 million patients choose Bumrungrad annually. 50% of them are international ones from over 190 countries.
The hospital is one of the largest private centers in Southeast Asia and one of the most significant world’s outpatient clinics.
Bumrungrad International is recognized as TOP-10 best hospitals and TOP-30 most technologically advanced clinics in the world.
Stem cell therapy is carried out at the Institute of Regenerative Medicine in Centro Medico Teknon. Specialists of the Institute provide stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis patients.
The Institute includes the Cell Therapy Unit for the cells cultivation. A patient receives an injection after 3 weeks of cells cultivation. Specialists use mesenchymal cells.
In 100% of cases, patients receive significant pain relief. The therapy is minimally invasive and has no side effects.
Centro Médico Teknon offers to perform stem cell therapy for arthritis from $11300 to $33700. The hospital ranking is 4.6 according to 96 patient reviews. The medical center is located in Barcelona, Spain. The travel arrangement takes 8 days. The medical center provides a patient with paid airport-clinic transfer, paid clinic-airport transfer and translator. Feel free to request Bookimed to compare the prices and costs of stem cell therapy for arthritis in Spain and make a shortlist of the most suitable clinics.
Kardiolita Hospital is the leading private multidisciplinary hospital - one of the largest private medical institutions in Lithuania and in the Baltic States. The Hospital offers a full range of medical services - from diagnostics to the most complex surgeries and post-operative rehabilitation in the best health resorts in Lithuania. Being a JCI accredited hospital working by the highest industry standards, it is equipped with modern medical facilities, high-level laboratory and air purification from pathogenic bacteria.
Orthopedic stem cell therapy is carried out in the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department in Medipol International Hospital. Orthopedists treat hip, knee, and hand joints diseases, traumas, sports injuries. Stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis is also conducted here.
Medipol Medical Center is among a few hospitals in Turkey to provide stem cell therapy for joints. Specialists of the Center specialize in stem cell therapy only for orthopedic diseases treatment.
Medipol Mega Hastaneler Kompleksi offers to perform stem cell therapy for arthritis from $4000. The hospital ranking is 4.5 according to 113 patient reviews. The medical center is located in Istanbul, Turkey. The travel arrangement takes 4 days. The medical center provides a patient with free airport-clinic transfer, free clinic-airport transfer and translator. Feel free to request Bookimed to compare the prices and costs of stem cell therapy for arthritis in Turkey and make a shortlist of the most suitable clinics.
What is stem cell treatment for arthritis?
Arthritis and arthrosis are the most widespread orthopedic diseases. They damage the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the joints chronic damage. Doctors use orthopedic stem cell therapy for joints restoration.
Stem cells are the unique type of cells in human body. Stem cells are multipotent because they are the precursors of all body cells: blood, brain, bone, skin, etc. That’s why these regenerative cells can replace any damaged cell including the joints one.
Advantages of stem cell therapy for arthritis:
- leads to the damaged joint tissues regeneration;
- restores the immune system functioning;
- normalize metabolism;
- activate the production of immune cells that protect the body from an autoimmune attack.
Stem cell therapy for joints is an alternative treatment option to surgery and drug therapy.
Top 3 countries that provide stem cell treatment for arthritis
Ukrainian doctors use fetal, umbilical cord, mesenchymal (from the bone marrow) and adipose (from the fat tissue) stem cells. Ukraine is the only country to provide stem cell therapy for joints using fetal cells. During the therapy experts make a cells injection. After the treatment, the patients notice the pain elimination and the joints movement restoration. Stem cells replace the damaged tissues and provide the joints recovery.
Specialists of the medical centers in Poland offer only orthopedic stem cell therapy. They use this treatment method as an alternative to surgical joints replacement (endoprosthetics). The country is very popular destination for arthritis stem cell treatment among the world-renowned sportsmen. Polish experts use umbilical cord, mesenchymal (from the bone marrow) and adipose (from the fat tissue) stem cells.
Experts in the Czech Republic recommend stem cell treatment for joints instead of surgical and drug therapy. They carry out stem cell treatment for arthritis using adipose-derived cells from the abdominal fat tissue. There are no contraindications for the procedure. A patient has no side effects and complications after stem cell injections for arthritis.
Types of stem cell therapy for arthritis
Stem cell therapy is divided into 2 types:
- allogeneic (specialists provide a patient with donor stem cells)
- autologous (doctors use patient’s own cells for the treatment).
There are 4 stem cell sources:
- Fat (adipose) tissue is the primary source of stem cells. Doctors provide liposuction to get the cells. They use the cells from the abdominal tissue. The success rate of the therapy using stem cells from the fat tissue is 100%.
- Umbilical cord stem cells are obtained immediately after the childbirth. 100% is the effectiveness of these cells for the child and 25% for his/her relatives in case of allogeneic stem cell procedure.
- Bone marrow is the most widespread source of stem cells worldwide. Specialists treat over 100 malignant diseases (blood, neurological, immune, autoimmune, etc.) using stem cells from the bone marrow.
- Fetal tissue is used as the stem cells source only in one country over the world — Ukraine. Doctors in Ukraine provide the therapy using fetal stem cells. This kind of the cells is forbidden in other countries due to religious rules. Specialists obtain the cells usually during artificial insemination "in vitro." Fetal cells use has no contraindications.
Stem cell therapy in the best medical centers
Choosing a hospital for the treatment, a patient should pay attention to:
- medical center status
- hospital accreditations/certifications
- doctors’ qualification and experience
- price policy in a clinic.
Submit a request on Bookimed website, and our Medical Doctor will contact you within 24 hours. S/he will inform you about the best hospital, stem cell treatment for arthritis cost, and top doctors in this specialty. Bookimed Medical Doctor supports a patient at all treatment stages.
Steps of stem cell for arthritis procedure
- A patient undergoes a full preoperative diagnostics. A doctor examines the patient’s joints and cartilage.
- A specialist gets sample of the cells from the chosen tissue.
- Experts in the laboratory isolate stem cells from the others and cultivate the necessary amount.
- A doctor determines the number of injections according to diagnostics result. It may vary from 1 to 3 due to the severity of lesions.
- A specialist makes injections.
- A patient undergoes the postoperative examination. Hospitalization is not required.
The treatment course takes approximately 10 days.
How much does stem cell therapy for arthritis cost ?
Doctors calculate the cost of the stem cell therapy for arthritis individually for each patient. The price may depend on the hospital's reputation and doctor's experience. You may get the final stem cell therapy for arthritis cost only after the consultation with a doctor.
13 clinics are represented in the ranking. According to their data, the approximate stem cell therapy for arthritis cost is:
- The average cost is $13100. The lowest price is $4000 and the highest — $33700.
Orthopedic stem cell therapy is carried out at the Regenerative Medicine Center in Carolina Hospital. Specialists of the Center treat joints diseases, traumas, and sports injuries using stem cell therapy.
Carolina doctors are the 1st in Poland to offer stem cell therapy for joints. This treatment method is widespread among the sportsmen worldwide. It is the best option for joints restoration after the sports traumas. Carolina Medical Center is an official medical partner of FIFA. Famous football players undergo orthopedic stem cell therapy here.
Experts use the patient’s own cells from the abdominal fat. During the therapy, the patients get 1 injection. Regenerative cells increase the restoration of the joints and tendons damaged cells by several times.
Carolina Medical Center offers to perform stem cell therapy for arthritis from $8500. The hospital ranking is 5.0 according to 3 patient reviews. The medical center is located in Warsaw, Poland. The travel arrangement takes 5 days. Feel free to request Bookimed to compare the prices and costs of stem cell therapy for arthritis in Poland and make a shortlist of the most suitable clinics.
Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi is a leading medical facility in orthopedics and traumatology in Italy.
5,000 orthopedic operations are carried out in Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi annually. It is the most significant number of surgeries in the country.
91% of interventions on average are successful. This index is the highest in Italy.
Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute specializes in joint replacements, maxillofacial (orthognathic) surgery, spine surgery for children and adults.
RE.GA.IN (Regenerative Galeazzi Institute) works on the premises of the Institute, where specialists provide stem cell therapy for joints and tendons.
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Stem cell therapy for joints is carried out at the Regenerative Medicine Department in Institute of Family Medicine “Plus” Medical Center. Specialists treat degenerative joints diseases with stem cells.
Doctors of the Department provide stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis. The therapy is minimally invasive and has no side effects. After the procedure, a patient observes full joints restoration and pain minimization.
Stem cell therapy for joints lasts 10 days. The preparation period before the treatment is 7 days. Duration of diagnostics is 2-3 days.
ABLOU Stem Cell Clinic offers to perform stem cell therapy for arthritis from $15000. The hospital ranking is 5.0 according to 2 patient reviews. The medical center is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The travel arrangement takes 5 days. Feel free to request Bookimed to compare the prices and costs of stem cell therapy for arthritis in Ukraine and make a shortlist of the most suitable clinics.
Ospedale San Raffaele in Milan is one of the largest research hospitals in Europe. It applies exclusive methods for rare immune system and genetic diseases treatment.
Among its achievements — the world's first stem cell therapy for patients with severe combined immune deficiency disorder.
Oncology, oncohematology, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery, and gynecology are the strongest specialities here.
Surgeons of the medical center perform over 50,000 operations annually.
Orthopedic stem cell therapy is carried out at the Biostar Stem Cell Technology Research Institute in Severance Hospital. Specialists treat degenerative arthritis here.
For the arthritis treatment doctors provide the patient’s own adult cells. Experts use mesenchymal ones from the abdominal tissue of the patients. They receive 100 mln stem cells with 1 injection.
37% of patients with degenerative arthritis are people over 60 years old. 45% of them have no pain after the stem cell therapy for joints. 39% of the patients have the full knee restoration after the treatment.
The results of the therapy are noticed in 6 months after the injections. Stem cell therapy reduces the cartilage damaged area in 64%.
Stem cell therapy for joints is conducted at the Regenerative Medicine Department in Motol University Hospital. Doctors treat knee, hip, and hand joints diseases, traumas, sports injuries.
Motol specialists apply mesenchymal stem cells from the abdominal fat tissue. The cells amount is 500-2,500 times higher in the adipose tissue than in the bone marrow. During the treatment stem cells replace the joints damaged tissues with the healthy ones. Orthopedic stem cell therapy of this type reduces the recovery period by several times.
Motol University Hospital offers to perform stem cell therapy for arthritis from $5850 to $23800. The hospital ranking is 4.1 according to 14 patient reviews. The medical center is located in Prague, Czech Republic. The travel arrangement takes 5 days. Feel free to request Bookimed to compare the prices and costs of stem cell therapy for arthritis in Czech Republic and make a shortlist of the most suitable clinics.
South Korean Kang Dong Hospital is one of the best advanced medical centers in the field of orthopedics. It is one of the first hospital which began to practice multi-pronged approach to the treatment of orthopedic disorders in the world. Specialized Orthopedic Hospital uses the most modern technology, providing a full range of orthopedic services for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, rehabilitation of injuries and all types of damages joints and spine.
Kang Dong Hospital offers to perform stem cell therapy for arthritis from $9900. The hospital ranking is 5.0 according to 2 patient reviews. The medical center is located in Busan, Republic of Korea. The travel arrangement takes 5 days. Feel free to request Bookimed to compare the prices and costs of stem cell therapy for arthritis in Republic of Korea and make a shortlist of the most suitable clinics.
Infinity Clinic provides excellent stem cell treatments in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Stem cell therapy for different diseases, anti-aging, and orthopedic rehab after sports traumas are the primary focuses of Infinity Clinic.
Patients get the treatment in a relaxing atmosphere on the lake shore. Except for the therapy, people undergo spa treatments, detox, massage course, and visit the swimming pool.
Over 5,000 patients have already visited Infinity Clinic in Ukraine.