Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy In Orthopedic Procedures

Stem cells have been used in a multitude of medical procedures in the past because of their regenerative healing and restoration abilities. As new developments are being made, the future use of stem cells is predicted to increase.

Orthopedic medicine is greatly benefiting from the use of stem cell therapy. This procedure is used on those suffering from regenerative diseases, age-related pain or injuries. Stem cells are taken from the patient and then injected into the site of pain.

One reason stem cell therapy is becoming so widely accepted is because it uses the patient’s own body to heal itself, which leaves little room for bad reactions or side effects. There are also many other benefits that come from using stem cells in orthopedics, one being that the procedure itself is very quick and simple. The patient is awake during the noninvasive 15-minute sessions.

If you are experiencing pain in your back, elbows, knees, hips or shoulders, stem cell therapy could be your best option. Intensive surgeries and medications are not always as affective, but stem cell therapy could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PRP or Stem Cells?

With regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, stem cells or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are used to heal and repair injured tissue in the body. If you are suffering from chronic pain in your joints or spine, stem cell therapy could be just what you need.

Some patients may benefit more from PRP than stem cells, and vice-versa. What exactly determines the correct decision? There are a few elements that must be considered.

First, it is important to understand the difference between PRP and stem cells. PRP is blood plasma that has high autologous concentration of a group of cells called platelets and groth factors. Stem cells are a special class of human cells that can self renew, multiply indefinitely and also create specialized cells.

PRP is obtained through a simple blood draw, which collects a small amount of blood using a special collection of tubes. A centrifuge is then used to separate platelets and growth factors from other components. Adult adipose stem cells are collected through a mini liposuction procedure, while bone marrow stem cells are collected by being aspirated from the hipbone.

Both use the body’s own natural reparative factors to heal itself, but they are used for different reasons. If the damage is not too severe and has not been there for an extended amount of time, PRP might be enough to take care of it by itself. If the damage is more severe, stem cells and PRP can work together for a faster and more complete recovery.

PRP can be used in many different ways in orthopedic and aesthetic medicine; they are often used to attract stem cells to the site of an injury and can boost the healing process if paired with stem cells.

The future of stem cell therapy(future of stc post link) is looking brighter and more promising each day. If you have any questions or want to learn more, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.