Stem Cell Injections
Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that utilizes the body’s natural healing mechanism to treat various conditions.
Stem cells are being used in regenerative medicine to renew and repair diseased or damaged tissues, and have shown promising results in treatments of various orthopaedic, cardiovascular, neuromuscular and autoimmune conditions.
Stem cells are present in all of us acting like a repair system for the body. However, with increased age sometimes the necessary amounts of stem cells are not present at the injured area. The goal of stem cell therapy is to amplify the natural repair system of the patient’s body by increasing the numbers of stem cells at injury sites.
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Injections
Bone marrow contains a high number of stem cells or precursor cells that have the potential to replicate and transform into cells of any tissue. It may be aspirated and concentrated to form a biologic therapy agent that is particularly useful for the healing of bone, cartilage, and tendon. It also contains growth factors, progenitor cells, platelets and white blood cells which aid the healing process. The aspirate is usually drawn from the iliac bone in your hip or from your shin bone. It is then concentrated in a centrifuge machine and injected directly into the desired area to promote healing.