We will strive to measure the effects of our procedures with multiple scoring methods
Scoring methods allow both you and your doctor to analyse your improvement after treatment. There are various scoring materials available designed to grade the efficiency of your Stem Cell Therapy treatment. Before undergoing therapy your doctor at Macquarie Stem Cells in Sydney will discuss the potential results for your procedure. It’s important to remember that there is a chance that your body will not respond to the treatment despite our solid success rate of patients experiencing an improvement.
Monitoring change for osteoarthritis…
The WOMAC index is a 24-item patient questionnaire which focuses on joint pain, stiffness and loss of function related to osteoarthritis of the knee. The WOMAC is used extensively in clinical trials evaluating new drugs for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It provides an excellent look at a patient’s functional capacity and complements the more objective data provided by magnetic resonance imaging, arthroscopy, cartilage biopsy, and radiographs.
The HOOS (Hip Ostoearthritis Outcome Score) is longer than the WOMAC but designed to reflect hip changes more than knee.
The Owestry Disability Index measures changes in back pain.
We use many questionnaires to assess the mobility, strength and stiffness of the joint such as;
- Koos – knees
- Hoos – hips
- Oswestry – lower spine
- NDI – neck
- DASH – arm, hand, shoulder
- FAOS – foot and ankle
- CPI – chronic pain questionnaire
Patients will not need to complete all of these questionnaires. Only what is applicable to their condition
Patients are followed up to assess their improvements post procedure as follows
- 1 month
- 3 months
- 6 months
- 12 months