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Stem Cell Treatment
Stem Cell Treatment
What are Stem cells
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can differentiate into different cell types. There are two different kinds of stem cells, the embryonic stem cells and the adult stem cells. We use the non controversial adult stem cells. Adult stem cells are found in different tissues of the body and their primary function is to repair and maintain the tissue they are in. FDA allows the use of these stem cells for medical treatment as opposed to embryonic stem cells. These are patient's own cells and are procured from the bone marrow or fat tissue and introduced into the required site at the same sitting.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells
Bone marrow is the soft spongy tissue in your bones that contains stem cells that constantly produce blood cells and supply them into the blood stream. These stem cells have the potential to develop into muscle, bone cartilage, or blood vessel cells. They can also have an effect on the chemistry and biology of a joint by muting or elimination chronic inflammation. When introduces into damages tissue, they can promote healing and tissue regeneration leading to reduced pain and improved function.
Bone marrow aspiration is a minimally invasive office procedure performed under local anesthesia with little or no pain. It has fewer side effects compared to surgery. Some pain can be expected at the harvest and injection sites for a few days for which analgesic are prescribed.
Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells Adipose (Fat) Stem Cells
Adipose tissue (fat) has abundant stem cells that can be utilized in tissue healing and regenerative medicine. These stem cells are harvested with mini liposuction in a minimally invasive office procedure. Local anesthesia is used and the procedure is quick and virtually pain free. Side effects include minor bruising and pain at the harvest site. This procedure is safe and has minimal or down time.
PRP, bone marrow, and adipose (fat) stem cells are used in combination for best results.