Treatment of joints with stem cells

Modern stem cell therapy is used in many directions and for the prevention of many diseases. But today we want to talk specifically about the use of stem cells in the treatment of joints.

When somebody has a painful joint, whether it's arthritis in the knees or if you have a torn rotator cuff (torn tendon), even if it's an ankle sprain, a torn ligament, your body tries to heal it itself, and it sends platelets that contain growth and healing factors, and it also stops the bleeding if it was an acute injury.

And then, it also sends out stem cells to make them into the new healthy tissue that the body needs. So stem cells are like a trump card or a joker in a deck of cards. They can become any cell in the body, and they're just waiting for orders from the brain to accurately and quickly repair your injury.

Our body stores stem cells in fat and bone marrow and when you have an injury, your body sends a signal to the stem cells to come and repair it.

So if you cut your skin, the stem cells come in and turn into new skin, when they come in case of arthritis, which is wear and tear and destruction of cartilage, your body just doesn't send enough stem cells to deal with it on their own.

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After the patient arrives at the clinic, you should choose one of two options for your stay. 2-day tour - includes preparation for the injection and follow-up

5-day tour - introduction of cellular material in 2 stages, also before each introduction there will be work to prepare the body for the treatment. Between treatments, city tours and restorative procedures are planned. You can read more at this link.

Stem cells have shown a positive effect in the fight against degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the joints. Studies conducted by foreign medical centers have shown good results in the fight against osteoarthritis of large joints of the 2nd-4th degree. Of the 503 patients who were indicated for endoprosthetics, only 4 had to resort to this intervention after cell therapy.

The Institute of Cell Therapy has extensive experience working with mesenchymal stem cells of perinatal tissues (placenta, umbilical cord, umbilical cord blood), which as part of clinical research under the auspices of the Coordinating Center for Transplantation of organs, tissues and cells MOH of Ukraine for 12 years have been successfully used to treat diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver, lesions of the musculoskeletal system and others.

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The doctor injects right into the joints, tendons, ligaments, whatever, for knees we also have menisci, labrums in the hips and shoulders, and the doctor puts the cells right where they are needed. There are thousands of times more stem cells than what your body will send, I also use platelets and plasma that we get directly from you.

Stem cells come from living healthy births they don't come from aborted fetuses that's where embryonic stem cells come from. And that probably delayed a lot of the science and development of stem cell use because there was an ethical issue of where to get stem cells.

So originally, only adult stem cells were often used in the treatment of joints and they were obtained directly from the patient's bone marrow.

What is this procedure?

It's a small procedure and only takes about 45 minutes, there's a little bit of pain and the number, the cells the doctor can get varies.

But that was about five or six years ago. Now scientists have figured out that you can get stem cells directly from the umbilical cord and from the placenta. These are younger, more immature, and more powerful stem cells than adult stem cells.

So when they are placed where they are needed, in damaged joints, they have a much better chance of making that tissue healthy and whole, and you no longer have to have a knee or hip replacement.

The need for joint replacement, after using cell therapy, is extremely rare.
 


How widely available are stem cells now?

Science has always been about cutting edge research and being interested in stem cells, there's been a lot of different first level, in-depth and versatile research showing that it's useful and it works.

But for a long time stem cell treatment was but wasn't behind the beasts of official medicine. It was a long process of implementation and widespread use of the technology.

But today stem cells are used it to restore vision, hearing, to treat heart failure and many different diseases. For example, they are used to treat erectile dysfunction.

Many men over 50 have some form of erectile dysfunction and the treatment is very effective. Women with urinary incontinence after multiple births or loss of sensitivity during intercourse are also treated.

Stem cells are used for some medical aesthetic cosmetic procedures. For example, you can have a non-surgical breast lift with stem cells or use for facials, a micro-needling massage with stem cells and platelet-rich plasma to improve skin quality, will help achieve a facelift and improve the facial oval. It's more natural than plastic surgery or fillers, Botox.

And it is a more permanent solution, the effect does not wear off like fillers or Botox after 3-12 months.

Procedures using platelet-rich plasma in stem cells, actually make your body produce new collagen and new elastin. This growth can be structured and it looks very natural, just as if you look five to ten years younger.

How long do I wait to see results after a stem cell joint treatment?

It takes about five to six weeks to get about 80 percent improvement, so it doesn't take that long.

Clinics ask patients to take their time, not to overexert themselves, and to try to avoid heavy physical activity, but you can do all your normal activities, there's no downtime.

The procedure takes about an hour, it's not particularly painful, the injection site is anesthetized, and then you have to be a little patient, after about five weeks you reach about 70 to 80 percent improvement, but the stem cells have shown that regeneration is possible beyond that.

After five to six weeks there is a re-examination. For many patients one treatment is sufficient, about 40 percent of patients with joint problems require a repeat stem cell treatment.

Patients often ask: How do doctors get stem cells to do what they do?

For example, when a doctor injects them into your knee, they restore your knee, and then they inject them into your face, they give you a facelift.

Donor stem cells or your own stem cells just know that if you have a dent, if you have damaged tissue, they have to turn them into new healthy tissue in five to six weeks.

Stem cells are very good at regenerating the body, when the doctor puts them in your body, it sends them to the right place.

The results of stem cell therapy are very significant, it can be done by people of all ages and all disease severities, even those over 80 years old or professional athletes.

The results of stem cell therapy are very significant, it can be done by people of all ages and all disease severities, even those over 80 years old or professional athletes.



Professional sports have given a huge boost to the development of ways to repair damaged tissues. Even 15 to 20 years ago, when an athlete was injured, they were first given injections of platelet-rich plasma PRP.

Doctors didn't wait for the athlete to recover on their own, they injected PRP into torn tendons, ligaments, etc. to speed up the process so they could get back on the playing field, and this worked great for years until we learned that in addition to platelet-rich plasma we could add stem cells.

Now instead of relying on our body's own stem cells we are putting thousands of times more stem cells and people are getting back on the playing field even faster!

Let's talk about some of the procedures

The procedure of injecting stem cells into the back or knee, as we said before, takes about an hour. It is done with local anesthesia, all the skin in all the areas where the injection will be done is anesthetized with a small amount of lidocaine.

Then a slightly larger needle is placed with the solution and the doctor probes the tendons and ligaments where they are injured. During this, a small injury is done with the tip of the needle and this stimulates the body to send more of your own platelets and stem cells right there.

It also lets the stem cells know that this is where they really need their help and then an intra-articular injection is given.

The joint injection is not particularly painful, there is some pain, but doctors have nitrous oxide, which is the same laughing gas they use in dentistry, and most people can tolerate it very well. They can be out of the office in as little as an hour, for one joint.

Stem cells are changing medicine, the most significant revolution in the last 50 years. Many compare this breakthrough to the discovery of antibiotics, how huge this is for medical science.

Another important question is: Can stem cell treatments cause cancer?

Stem cells are used to treat so many diseases: Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and things like COPD.

Doctors have repeatedly studied the effects of stem cells on the body as a whole and on the development of cancer cells. to date, doctors are unequivocal in their conclusions - stem cells are safe and cannot cause cancer or abnormal tissue growth.

Stem cells are one of the most promising medical discoveries of recent years. It has really turned many people's ideas about tissue regeneration and the capabilities of the human body.

Even today the treatment of joints with stem cells shows fantastic results and we are sure that in the future this trend will not only continue but also increase.

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