The use of Bone Marrow Stem Cell research, and the usage of stem cells for pain management and tissue regeneration has proven to show promising results in multiple diseases and conditions. The use of Stem Cells to address musculoskeletal conditions are at the forefront of this growing field. Previously, this was only available to professional athletes, and celebrities. Thankfully, the use of Stem Cell Therapy is now available to the general population to address a variety of health issues, pain, and even for cosmetic uses as well. Stem Cell therapy is a much more natural alternative, and helps to avoid invasive major surgeries in many cases.
WHY STEM CELLS?
Stem Cells are the key to growth in being a human, and alive. Stem Cells are all about repairing tissue; think of when you get a cut on your hand and it heals, that transpires via your stem cells doing the repair to the trauma (cut) area working to promote healing and regeneration of new healthy tissue. In adult tissues such as bone, muscle, or joint cartilage, stem cells act as an internal repair system, replenishing through essentially limitless cell division.
Stem cells harvested from a patient are able to differentiate and take on a specific function for the area they are placed, and that needs to be regenerated. In the case of damaged joints, stem cells transform to generate additional cartilage cells that in turn, repair damaged joints.
HOW DOES STEM CELL THERAPY WORK?
The beauty of stem cell therapy is that it naturally enhances the body's regenerative processes. Our procedure takes pre-existing stem cells from your bone marrow and re-injects them into the affected site to induce tissue regeneration and musculoskeletal healing.
Your bone marrow contains reserves of stem cells in case of tissue injury. The harvesting of the bone marrow is a minimally invasive procedure, patients can gradually move around afterwards keeping activity to a minimum for 7-10 days post procedure. Within two weeks post procedure, specific physical therapy; C.A.F.E Collateral Arterial Flow Exercises, which is also referred to as Chondrocyte implantation exercises are done to ensure proper blood flow is stimulated to the stem cells, and assist in the tissue regeneration process for optimal outcome.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STEM CELL THERAPY?
Many patients avoid joint replacement surgery for as long as they can because of the long recovery time and potential complications that can arise from it. Surgery is not your only option! Stem cell therapy benefits incude:
Short Recovery Time
Procedure is done within two hours
Can greatly assist in restoring lifestyle
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM STEM CELL THERAPY?
The procedure primarily benefits patients with arthritis of the knee. Other conditions such as degenerative cartilage, meniscus, or ligaments (ACL,PCL,MCL) depending on the damage, many times patients have seen good benefits from receiving stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy can be performed on knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, and other joints can be considered for treatment as well.