Adult stem cells have been identified as having the potential to reverse the effects of degenerative diseases like Osteoarthritis (OA) – the most common chronic condition of the joints, distressing approximately 27 million Americans.
OA occurs when the cartilage or cushion between joints breaks down, leading to pain, stiffness and swelling. It has no specific cause. Several factors that lead to the development of OA include excess weight, aging, injury and genes, among others.
Typical OA treatments, like weight reduction, physical therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, merely provide symptomatic relief from pain. Surgical methods also have limited long-term effects on the treatment of OA, controlled clinical trials showed.
Stem cell therapy can help reverse the effects of OA and provide long-term relief. Adult stem cells that can be harvested from a patient’s own tissue, including fat, have emerged as a candidate cell type with great potential in regenerative medicine. Adult stem cells are found in every part of the body and their primary role is to heal and maintain the tissue in which they reside.
Fat tissue is one of the most plentiful sources of stem cells in the body. In fact, approximately 500 times more stem cells can be obtained from fat than bone marrow. Other sources of stem cells include muscle, teeth and skin.
A simple and safe outpatient stem cell procedure can help relieve the pain caused by OA and improve quality of life for a patient. Stem cells can easily be isolated from fat tissue in approximately 30-90 minutes in a clinic setting under local anesthesia using a mini-lipoaspirate technique. They can then be infused or injected after the mini-liposuction.
Studies that evaluate stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat as a potential for articular cartilage regeneration, have shown the cells to develop into chondrogenic lineage. There have also been reported improvements in function and knee joint pain, as well as increased cartilage thickness.
A preliminary clinical study showed that SVF cells – the mixed population of cells obtained from fat – freshly isolated from adipose tissue and combined with PRP, demonstrate healing potential in patients with degenerative OA. Patients have revealed significant improvements leading to a better quality of life.
Our team has successfully treated over 7,000 patients with very few safety concerns reported. We are extremely encouraged by the positive patient results we are seeing from our physician-based treatments. Stem cells possess enormous regenerative potential. The therapy is safe, compliant, and effective. Our hope is that stem cell therapy will provide relief and an improved quality of life for many patients. The future of medicine is here!
To find out how stem cell therapy can help you improve your life, schedule your free consultation on our website: http://usstemcellclinic.com/contact-us or give us a call at 954-510-3150.