Friday, June 26, 2015

Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells Used To Treat Patients With Osteoarthritis

A study reveals the effects of applying autologous adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells in patients with osteoarthritis. SFV contains a large amount of stem cells and other regenerative cells, and can be easily obtained from loose connective tissue that is associated with adipose tissue.

Safety and clinical efficiency of freshly isolated autologous SVF cells are evaluated in a controlled study of patients with grade 2-4 degenerative osteoarthritis. A total of 1,128 patients underwent standard liposuction, when SVF cells were isolated and prepared for application into joints. 1,114 patients were then followed for an average of 17.2 months.

Patients were to be evaluated based on pain, non-steroid analgesic usage, limping, extent of joint movement and stiffness. The evaluations were done before the procedure, as well as three, six and twelve months after the treatment. At least 75% score improvement was noticed in 63% of patients and at least a 50% score improvement was noticed in 91% of patients twelve months after the SVF cell therapy. Obesity and higher grade osteoarthritis were revealed to be associated with slower healing in patients.

This promising approach to treating patients with osteoarthritis is safe and cost effective. Not only that, but it relies only on autologous cells, meaning there is less of a change of rejection because the cells are gathered from that persons own body.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy: The Procedure

If you’re ready to improve your quality of life and ease chronic pain resulting from aging, an injury or regenerative disease, it is time to take the next step. There are many reasons why stem cell therapy could be your best option, a major factor being the speed and ease of the procedure.

Once you’ve prepared for stem cell therapy, the rest is simple. Using local anesthetic, adult stem cells are extracted from fat cells or bone marrow, and then injected back into the site of pain. The patient is awake the entire time and oftentimes can get back to their regular activity as soon as they leave our offices.

The entire procedure takes less than 2 hours in sessions of up to 15 minutes each. The noninvasive process has minimal side effects, whether it is for knee, elbow, shoulder or spinal pain.

With a procedure so simple and effective, stem cell therapy could be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. Sometimes medications or extensive surgeries are not effective enough when it comes to easing the pain. Contact us directly or in the comments below if you think stem cell therapy is the best option for you and let us know if you have any questions.