Stem Cell Therapy

Because of the unique regenerative properties of the stem cell, these cells have the potential to heal many types of damaged tissue.  This factor leads to the enhancing of the treatment of pain and better management of disease states.

A stem cell has the outstanding capability to evolve in various cell types during the body’s growth and early development. They act as a repair system in tissues in which the cells divide limitlessly to restore other cells. The stem cell has two dominant features:

  • They have the capacity to renew themselves by the act of cell division.
  • They are distinguished by two characteristics:
    • Unspecialized cells which are capable of renewing themselves through the division of cells.
    • Cells that can be induced to become tissue or organ-specific cells with special functions.

Basically, stem cells can multiply and they can turn into other types of cells or tissue.

Stem Cell Therapy has emerged as a viable option for millions of patients living with debilitating symptoms of chronic orthopedic injuries. Treating physicians have seen great success in relieving pain and often times resolving medical conditions permanently.

There are two sources of stem cells that can be used therapeutically – either from a donor or your own body.

From a Donor

Allograft

Allografts are tissue transplants that are allogeneic in nature. This essentially is live tissue transplant from one entity to another from the same species – i.e. human to human. Allografts are derived from birthing tissue which is obtained from full term c-section deliveries.

Physicians utilizing this therapy in their treatment protocols have seen tremendous improvements in restoring normal functionality for the patient suffering from injury related medical conditions.

Amniotic

Stem cells derived from amniotic fluid are considered an ideal resource for therapy due to their high capability for renewal. Amniotic stem cells can supplement or replace damaged or inadequate connective tissue.

Amniotic fluid has a high concentration of proteins, cytokines, stem cells and other significant compounds leading to its high healing potential. This nutrient rich source fluid can minimize scars and inflammation and is naturally regenerative.

From Your Own Body

Adipose Derived Stem Cells (ADSC) or Cell Rich Fat Transfer

Adipose-derived stem cells are a type of mesenchymal stem cell that is derived from fat tissue. Adipose- derived stem cells are obtained from abundant adipose tissue and have the ability of self-renewal and multi-potential differentiation.

Adipose/fat tissue provides an abundant source of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells. This autologous therapy is effective for the repair and regeneration of acute chronically damaged tissue.

Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF)

  • Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) is the primary source of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells. SVF of adipose tissue is a rich source of mesenchymal stem cells, preadipocytes (undifferentiated fibroblasts) and other cell types.
  • When the adipose tissue is harvested, the final product is called stromal vascular fraction.
  • SVF is a component of the lipoaspirate (removing fat from the human body) accessed from the liposuction of excess adipose tissue.