Stem cells may aid in Orthopaedic Diseases
Stem cell therapy in Orthopaedics is used to help in the repair of damaged tissue by harnessing the healing power of undifferentiated cells that form all other cells in our bodies. The process involves isolating these stem cells from a sample of your blood, bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat cells), and injecting it into the damaged body part to promote healing. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP), a concentrated suspension of platelets (blood cells that cause clotting of blood) and growth factors, is also used to assist the process of repair.
Stem cell therapy in Orthopaedics is currently being used in conditions such as:
Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that has symptoms of pain, limited movement, swelling and pain in connective tissues. There are almost 50 million people in the United States who experience some type of arthritis. Arthritis is chronic or rarely changes and can progress slowly, and unfortunately many of the causes of arthritis are unknown.
Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease)
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that middle aged and older adults experience. The joint cartilage breaks down as you age and it can occur in the hands, knees, spine or hips. Often you will hear osteoarthritis termed as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. It is very painful and one of the more common forms of orthopedic problems seen in doctor's offices.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease listed in the orthopedic section that causes sever inflammation of the joints. The inflammation is so severe that the functioning of the extremities becomes severely limited. Lumps generally form over the small joints and movement plus appearance is hampered. Adult rheumatoid arthritis last a lifetime and progressively gets worse. As an autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissues and cells. It not watched, rheumatoid arthritis can also attack the heart and lungs.
Low back pain Low back pain in an orthopedic condition that affects one out of ten people. Low back pain presents from mild and annoying to persistent and severe. If you have pain in your lower back your mobility is restricted and normal functioning is disturbed.
Bone fractures - Degenerative vertebral discs Fractures are definite orthopedic problems. Open fractures or compound fractures include there bone protruding through the skin or a wound that exposes the bone through the skin. A closed fracture or simple fractures is a broken bone seen, but not exiting the skin through a wound. Greenstick fractures are incomplete fractures. A small portion of the bone is broken; other fractures are straight line fractures across the bone and spiral fractures are actual breaks that spiral around the bone.
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS, from Greek ankylos, crooked; spondylos, vertebra; -itis, inflammation), previously known asBekhterev's disease and Marie-Strümpell disease, is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the axial skeleton, with variable involvement of peripheral joints and nonarticular structures.
AS is one of the seronegative spondyloarthropathies and has a strong genetic predisposition. It mainly affects joints in the spine and the sacroiliac joint in the pelvis. In severe cases, complete fusion and rigidity of the spine cord.
Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms include pain and stiffness from the neck down to the lower back. The spine's bones (vertebrae) may grow or fuse together, resulting in a rigid spine. These changes may be mild or severe, and may lead to a stooped-over posture. Early diagnosis and treatment helps control pain and stiffness and may reduce or prevent significant deformity.
Treatment protocols derived using stem cells aspired from bone marrow and adipose tissues will show immediate improvement in the condition of patient. Along with stem cells treatment, few tailored therapeutics can help to cure Ankylosing spondylitis in very short span of time.
Advantages of stem cell therapy are:
1. Reduce Pain – The therapy reduces pain and provides long lasting relief from chronic tendinitis and osteoarthritis.
2. Own Stem Cells – The therapy uses the body's own cells for repair therefore there is no chance of rejection.
Stem cell therapy is a revolution in relieving joint pain without the need for invasive surgical interventions. It is especially helpful in sports medicine enabling you to return to your sport much earlier than with surgery.
We see many different orthopedic problems. We currently have procedures for treating the following conditions:
9. Tendon Tear
10. Ligament Tears
11. Muscle Tear
12. Bone Fracture/Non-Union
Stem Cells Treatment- At Regennmed
Stem cells repair and replenish cells within our body. The problem is that as we age or get injuries, there may not be enough stem cells in the area to adequately repair or regenerate.
Stem Cell procedures take care of that problem by removing a large store of stem cells and placing them in the location where they are needed. The stem cell procedure involves harvesting stem cells that are located within fat tissue.
The fat is removed with a minimally invasive liposuction procedure. The fat is then processed to separate the stem cells. In addition, some blood is taken from a vein in the patient's arm to obtain platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP contains growth factors, which help stimulate the growth of the stem cells. PRP is mixed with the stem cells prior to injection. These stem cells are then injected back into the body at the point of injury the same day. Tens of millions of stem cells are delivered to the injured area, more than your body could ever deliver on its own.
StemCell is different from many other same-day stem cell procedures because the stem cells injected under precise image guidance such as CT, MRI, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound.