Stem Cell Deployment
What are Stem Cells? How do they work?
A stem cell is a precursor cell, which is a cell that can develop into more specialized cells. Stem cells can also direct and facilitate the healing processes. The number of stem cells in the body declines with age, so it is theorized that this may reduce the effectiveness of the healing process. An injection of stem cells may allow revitalization and healing to happen quicker at the needed site. A patient may choose these treatments to help heal injuries, like tendinitis, ligament strain and joint pain.
Benefits from the use of Stem Cells.
A stem cell placed into an area will adapt to become a matched specialized cell and will work with the cells around it. These cells naturally promote tissue repair, and contain anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it an effective treatment for painful moderately degenerated joints and their supporting structures. Stem cells help coordinate the repair of injured tissues, and these treatments can be a positive method for delaying and avoiding the need of surgery.
Stem Cell Therapy is a 3-part process involving the extraction of stem cells from your body’s own adipose (fat) tissue. Intravenous conscious sedation and local anesthetic will be used for this process. The stem cells are then separated, concentrated, and prepared for injection in a sterile manner. The concentrated stem cells are then injected back into the specific injured body structure in need of therapy.
When will I see results?
On average, patients will see effects after 4 weeks. Strenuous exercise immediately after the procedure should be avoided to allow the success of injections. However at the appropriate time physical therapy and functional rehabilitation will be instituted. Be sure to discuss post-procedure limitations with your physician.