Stem cell therapy involves taking stem cells from one area of the body, and then injecting it into an injured area. Stem cells are responsible for rebuilding and regenerating the body. The underlying premise is that stem cells are in fact living cells that can transform themselves into different types of tissue or functional cell. Therefore, they are able to differentiate themselves as ligaments, tendons, bone, nerve, and cartilage.
Stem Cell Therapy
When an injury occurs, it is the stem cells that are released and summoned by the body to rebuild damaged muscle, joints, or cartilage. By injecting these stem cells directly into the damaged area, it may assist and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
Until recently, treatment options for osteoarthritis or joint pain were limited. Steroid injections, joint replacement surgery, and physical therapy were the only treatment options. Stem cell injections are now available and not only are they being considered in relieving pain but also in helping heal the joint.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks
- Minimal post-procedural recovery time
- No use of general anesthesia
- No risk of rejection since the stem cells are your own
- Pain reduction
- Increased mobility and function
Bone Marrow Cell Therapy
These marrow cells come from the patient’s own hip bone (not from fetal tissue). By taking the bone marrow cells from your own hip bone, we avoid the ethical controversy and end up with a natural system to help improve and heal tissue.
The cancellous bone of the iliac crest hip bone has 80% bone marrow.
Our bone marrow may contain stem cells. One type of stem cell in our hip bone is mesenchymal stem cells. These immature cells may have the ability to become tissue like cartilage, bone and ligaments.