Stem Cell Therapy

Richard Goding, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa

Richard Goding, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon located in West Des Moines, IA & Corydon, IA

If you have an injury or degenerative condition, stem cell therapy could speed up your healing process. At the Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa in West Des Moines and Corydon, Iowa, Richard Goding, MD, incorporates stem cell therapy into many of his cutting-edge treatments to speed up your body’s ability to heal itself. Call the office nearest you or schedule a consultation online today for innovative orthopedic services.

Stem Cell Therapy

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an innovative orthobiologic treatment that can accelerate your body’s ability to repair and regenerate damaged tissue.

Everyone has stem cells that not only multiply but can turn into whatever type of cell your body needs for tissue repair.

Stem cell therapy involves injecting stem cells into damaged tissue where they can adapt to your body’s needs and help you recover from injuries, degenerative conditions, and surgery.

What happens during stem cell therapy?

At Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa, Dr. Goding uses autologous stem therapy, which means he harvests mesenchymal stem cells from your body. He extracts stem cells from the iliac crest of your hip, then filters them to create a concentrated serum.

When your stem cells are ready, he injects them into your damaged tissue. The injection not only floods your body with the cells it needs for repair, but the injection itself stimulates your body’s natural healing response.

Your body needs time to repair itself, so stem cell therapy doesn’t provide immediate relief. However, over the following weeks, as your body repairs itself, you should notice pain relief and a reduction in other symptoms like swelling, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

What procedures benefit from stem cell therapy?

Dr. Goding might use stem cell therapy on its own to treat damaged muscle, bone, or connective tissue. In some cases, he combines stem cell therapy with other treatments like:

  • Bone marrow concentrate injections
  • IRAP (interleukin-1 receptor antagonist protein) injections
  • Subchondroplasty
  • Matrix Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implants (MACI)
  • Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System (OATS)
  • DeNovo® natural tissue grafts
  • Chondrofix® Matched Allograft (cartilage transplants)
  • Superior capsular reconstruction
  • Resurfacing shoulder replacement


Stem cells can boost help your body respond to these treatments and speed up your recovery so you can get back to your regular activities quickly and safely. Dr. Goding can explain the details of each of these treatments and let you know which could benefit you.

Would stem cell therapy be right for me?

Dr. Goding provides comprehensive exams before recommending any treatments, including stem cell therapy. If you’re interested in stem cell therapy, ask Dr. Goding if it’s appropriate. 

He takes time to explain your treatment options and answer your questions so you understand your choices and can make an informed decision.

Call the Joint Preservation Institute of Iowa or make an appointment with Dr. Goding online today for innovative orthopedic care.