What Is Cellular Therapy?

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Stem Cells are unspecialized cells that have the ability to replenish themselves through cell division after long periods of inactivity. These cells have the ability to develop into many different types of cells during early life and growth, and can be induced to become specialized tissue or organ specific cells. They are present in many tissues in the body and divide limitlessly to replenish other types of cells or replace damaged ones, as long as the person is still alive.  However, cells that are harvested from your body and are re-injected into you actually do not differentiate into different types of cells. Rather, it is believed that  they influence other cells to differentiate into cells that are needed for injury repair as well as signal the release of cytokines, chemokines and other elements to aide in the entire process.

If you or a loved one is suffering from a serious disease or injury, you may be a good candidate for Regenerative Medicine Therapy through the use of cell therapy.

What Is Regenerative Medicine ( Cell Therapy)?

Regenerative Medicine is the use of a combination of cells, growth factors, cytokines, proteins and other acellular products, and material methods, and suitable biochemical and chemical factors to improve or replace biological functions. Key functions include repairing or replacing tissues (e.g. bone, cartilage, blood vessels and skin).

How Does It Work?

Regenerative Medicine is the advanced application of cells and biological products instead of donor organs, the latter being harder to acquire and in limited supply. The cells are harvested and implanted into a person to repair defective tissue.

Am I A Good Candidate For Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine in the future has the potential to regenerate cartilage, repair tendons and ligaments, repair bone defects and provide immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive effects on the immune system.

The best candidates for regenerative therapies include patients who are suffering with joint pains and wound related diseases.

What Should Patients Expect After Regenerative Medicine Therapy?

The observable regeneration of the joint tissue and cartilage is usually experienced over time. Most of our patients report feeling more comfortable and experiencing a great reduction in pain while at the same time improving their bodily movement. Typically within 3-5 days after the procedure, our patients can return to work and resume their normal daily activities.

However, we always advise our patients to avoid stressful activities or strenuous exercises for at least six weeks. Returning to stressful activity before the end of six weeks may result in the delay or incomplete healing of the treated tissue.

Is Regenerative Medicine Safe?

Yes. Regenerative Medicine and PRP Therapy is backed by numerous research studies and has been used for more than a decade in surgical and orthopedic procedures. In fact, by using a patient’s own stem cells, there is decreased risk of transmissible infections, side effects, or allergic reactions.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

We assess the unique needs of each individual patient and prescribe a customized treatment plan upon the first visit. Depending on your needs, this can either be a mix of PRP Therapy, Extracellular Fiber Matrix and other Cell Treatments which all work together to begin the regenerative process.

Some patients need only one treatment but a follow-up of a pure PRP injection may be recommended. A pure PRP injection acts as a “booster shot” to stimulate continual stem cell activation and to improve the regenerative properties of your treatment plan.