PRP & Stem Cell Therapy
Since 1981, stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells. In other words, in tissues like bone and muscle, adult stem cells (somatic stem cells) can generate replacements for bone and muscle cells that are lost through injury, disease or normal wear and tear.
According to The National Stem Cell Foundation, stem cells are known as the body’s master cells, because they have the ability to develop and turn into any type of cell in the body, to repair or replace damaged cells, due to injury or disease. These cells, serve as “specialized” cells that make up organs and tissues, providing permanent treatment for chronic conditions that affect millions of people around the world.
What Conditions Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?
Stem cells are used in orthopedic medicine to provide therapeutic treatment throughout the musculoskeletal system. Stem cell therapy is also beneficial for wound healing, and injuries and arthritis in the shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, hip, knee, foot/ankle.
- Partial Tendon Tears
- Partial Ligament Tears
- Cartilage Conditions (will not cure, but can be effective for pain relief)
What Does PRP Therapy Involve?
Researchers prepare the stem cells in a lab beforehand, and are manipulated to specialize into specific types of cells, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells or nerve cells. While Stem cell therapy requires no invasive surgery, these stem cells called placental-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are prepared beforehand, and injected directly into the area of pain or injury into your joint, muscle, ligament, or tendon.
Depending on the severity of your problem, a local anesthetic might be given to reduce pain during the procedure. This procedure’s objective is simply to relieve pain, while the new stem cells stimulate your body to repair itself and heal faster, by generating healthy tissue. Stem cell therapy has recently had a major breakthrough within the medical field, particularly in the field of Orthopedics, due to the potential of these stem cells ability to cure arthritis pain, and other chronic or acute pain from other orthopedic injuries.
What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy Benefits:
- Rapid pain relief
- Promotes healing without surgery
- Aids in the regeneration of healthy tissues
- No down time
- Less risks than surgery
Are You a Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
You ask, am I a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy? The answer is that everyone is different, and your body might respond differently to it than others. However, the future of stem cells is a promising one, as thousands of studies, trials, and research show that people of all ages can benefit from regenerative medicine.
This treatment can relieve the pain of arthritis, chronic pain, and heal injuries such as partial ligament and tendon tears. This is a safe procedure that has been shown to expedite healing, and the decision to try stem cell therapy should be done on a case-by-case basis.
Patients suffering from osteoarthritis are usually good candidates for stem cell therapy, as well as, patients with injuries to soft tissues, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Depending on the severity of the injury or condition, stem cell therapy may be used in conjunction with orthopedic surgery to speed up recovery.
Stem Cell Therapy in West Bloomfield and Farmington Hills, Michigan
To talk to one of our orthopedic doctors about platelet-rich plasma therapy in Oakland County, MI, contact Lederman Kwartowitz Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. After evaluating your injury, our physicians will let you know if PRP therapy is right for you. Call (248) 669-2000 today or use our online form to request a consultation with one of our orthopedic doctors.