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About Aokc Stem Cell Therapy

As with all medical treatments, it is very important to ensure your stem cell therapy provider is a licensed, experienced regenerative medicine practitioner. Unethical and unlicensed clinics may deal in non-FDA-approved or other unsafe stem cell techniques.


Stem cell therapy is one of the most exciting and promising medical developments in decades. It has been used in Europe for over 20 years. Research is still ongoing, but it has already been shown that regenerative medicine can effectively treat the following health issues.

  • Chronic pain in joints, knees, hips, elbows, and back
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Damaged Cartilage
  • Sprained or Torn Ligaments
  • Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Disc Problems
  • Bone Problems

The Stem Cell Therapy Process

  • In our office or surgery center, the doctor will harvest bone marrow aspirate from the iliac crest (pelvic/hip bone) His research has been published in numerous prominent medical journals.

  • Next, if you’re using bone marrow aspirate from your iliac crest, your collected blood is spun in a centrifuge for about 15 minutes.

  • Finally, the resulting preparation of concentrated stem cell blood is re-injected into the injured area. The cells go to work right away, lowering inflammation in the short-term and beginning the process of tissue repair over the longer term.

Jack E. Jensen, M.D., F.A.C.S.MAOKC resident stem cell therapy expert

Dr. Angelina Vera

He has worked with the Houston Rockets, the Houston Astros, the Houston Texans, professional tennis, and Olympic athletes. He specializes in knee orthopedics and is the author of The One Stop Knee Shop. He is a leader in the development of stem cell therapies and is currently one of a few doctors nationwide selected for participation in a clinical study that is currently ongoing.

Center of Excellence

  • AOKC Urgent OrthoCare
  • AOKC Stem Cell Therapy
  • AOKC Research Foundation
  • AOKC Spine & Pain
  • AOKC Physical Therapy

Patient Testimonials

  • AOK ER truly provided me with the absolute best care when I needed it most. The facility is beautiful, the staff friendly and the process was easy. My total visit time was just over an hour and I had face to face contact with an actual doctor within the first 10 minutes of my arrival.

    ~Jillian Elizondo~

  • At first I didn't want to have to go to the ER for my ankle but I could not walk on it and it was swelling badly. My girlfriend finally convinced me I needed to seek help and AOK Emergency Room was near my home. I was greeted with a wheel chair to be escorted into the waiting room. I was only in the...

    ~Orbit (Orbit's Galaxy)~

  • I waited over 3 hours on the hospital and googled an ER from my phone. It sent me to AOK ER. Here I was taken right back to my patient room and seen immediately. It was not a PA but a doctor – which I was worried about. I was suffering from stomach pains and they had be diagnosed and fixed in ...

    ~Meredith Clark~

  • My husband had been complaining of lower pack pain and numbness in his legs for sometime. As an educator and coach, the pain would worsen when he was standing for long periods of time. On a Friday game night, he found himself in excruciating pain. A co-worker urged him to see AOK 24 hour ER, he went...

    ~Lindley Amarantos~

  • I haven't been to the ER for at least twenty years, but had to make three trips in the last year... once for an allergic reaction to an insect bite, once for a horrible stomach flu, and once for a possibly broken foot on the weekend. Each time, I went to AOK ER, even though there are other ERs sligh...

    ~Kristin Kaminsky~

  • Athletic Orthopedics
    & Knee Center
    9180 Katy Freeway
    Suite 200
    Houston, TX 77055



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