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Repair Cell Therapy
Repair cells naturally exist in the body. Modern science and medicine have paved the way for using repair cells in the treatment of injuries and wear and tear areas of the body. By introducing harvested and concentrated repair cells from the patient’s own body, these repair cells promote repair and often resolution of the condition. Atlantic Spine Center is proud to offer this modern and effective procedure, especially for degenerative-type disc diseases and conditions of the spine.
What are Stem Cells
Stem cells are a type of cell that have the ability to develop into many different types of cells in the body. They have the ability to self-renew and divide indefinitely, which makes them different from other types of cells that have a limited capacity for division.
Stem cells have the potential to revolutionize medicine by allowing scientists to study the development of diseases and by providing new treatments for a variety of conditions. For example, stem cells can be used to generate cells for replacement therapies in diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, or to study the development of cancer cells.
Stem cells are found in various tissues throughout the body, including the bone marrow, blood, and embryonic tissue. There are two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are derived from early-stage embryos, while adult stem cells are found in tissues of developed individuals.
Embryonic Stem Cells
Embryonic stem cells have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell in the body, making them a potential source for regenerative medicine. However, their use is often controversial due to ethical concerns surrounding the destruction of embryos.
Adult Stem Cells
Adult stem cells, on the other hand, have a more limited capacity for differentiation, but they can still give rise to multiple cell types. They are commonly used in bone marrow transplants to treat conditions such as leukemia.
What is Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a medical treatment that involves the use of stem cells to repair or replace damaged or diseased cells, tissues, or organs. The goal of stem cell therapy is to provide a more natural and effective way of treating conditions that would otherwise require more invasive procedures, such as surgery or drug treatments.
Stem cells are unique in that they have the ability to differentiate into many different types of cells in the body, depending on the environment they are in. This property makes them ideal for use in therapy, as they can be directed to develop into specific cell types to treat a particular condition.
Stem cell therapy can be done using two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. Embryonic stem cells are derived from early-stage embryos and have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell in the body. Adult stem cells, on the other hand, are found in tissues of developed individuals and have a more limited capacity for differentiation.
Stem cell therapy is currently being used to treat a range of conditions, including injuries to the musculoskeletal system, such as spinal cord injuries and torn ligaments. It is also being explored as a treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and cancer.
The use of stem cells in therapy is still a relatively new field, and much research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks. However, the results so far have been promising, and stem cell therapy is considered a promising area for future medical advancements.
Stem Cell Therapy Treatment
Stem cell therapy is a medical treatment that involves the use of stem cells to repair or replace damaged or diseased cells, tissues, or organs. While much research is still needed to fully understand its potential, the results so far have been promising, and stem cell therapy is considered a promising area for future medical advancements.
Stem Cell Therapy Dangers
Stem cell therapy, while showing great promise as a treatment for a variety of conditions, also comes with some potential dangers. As with any medical procedure, there are risks involved in stem cell therapy, and it's important to be aware of these risks before undergoing treatment.
One of the main dangers of stem cell therapy is the potential for the stem cells to form tumors. In some cases, stem cells may divide uncontrollably, leading to the formation of tumors. This can be particularly dangerous in cases where the stem cells are being used to treat cancer, as the tumors may contain cancerous cells.
Another potential danger of stem cell therapy is the risk of immune rejection. The body's immune system may recognize the transplanted stem cells as foreign and attack them, leading to rejection. This can be a particular concern in cases where the stem cells are derived from a donor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Repair Cell Therapy
Where are the Repair Cells harvested from?
The most common and richest source comes from your bone marrow. The preferred access location is from the Iliac crest (front tip) of the hip bone.
What happens next?
Once extracted, the marrow concentrate with the adult repair cells and growth factors are spun down for separation in a special machine. Once ready, the cells are then implanted into the problem area.
Is this procedure approved by the FDA?
While the harvesting of bone marrow cells from the iliac crest is a FDA-approved procedure, the injection of adult mesenchymal repair cells is still being evaluated by the FDA. However, because the processing of the of the bone marrow cells to concentrate and isolate the repair cells falls under the guidelines of minimal manipulation, the procedure meets the FDA definition of acceptable practice of medicine.
What Conditions can Repair Cell Therapy treat?
- Spine - Disc related back pain, Facet joint disease, Degenerative disc disease
- Shoulder - Rotator cuff injuries, Cartilage tears, Osteoarthritis
- Hip - Osteoarthritis, Cartilage tears and injuries
- Knee - Osteoarthritis, Meniscal (MCL) tears, ACL or PCL injuries
- Foot and Ankle - Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis, Achilles tendon injuries
How is the Repair Cell Therapy Procedure Performed
- Harvest Bone Marrow 15 Min - To Harvest Repair Cells.
- Repair Cells are Harvested from your own bone marrow.
- Extracting Repair Cells 20 Min - Processing Of The Repair Cells.
- Mesenchymal cells are extracted and an injection is prepared.
- Administer to Patient 15 Min - To Inject the Processed Repair Cells.
Stem cells are a type of cell with unique properties that make them a valuable tool in the field of medicine. Despite some ethical concerns, the potential benefits of stem cells for improving human health are significant, and research into their use is ongoing.