Stem Cell Therapy also harnesses the body’s power to promote healing and recovery using the adult stem cells found in various tissues within the body. Providers in our practice have tested this treatment’s efficacy for meniscus tears, tendon strains and tears, ligament sprains or tears, patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), joint arthritis and overuse injuries.
Stem cell therapy is used to help manage pain and promote healing through the regeneration of muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments and cartilage by replacing diseased or damaged tissue with healthy tissue that effectively performs its essential functions.
The stem cells in this process differentiate themselves, allowing them to “grow” into various cell types based on the body’s needs. This effect, coupled with the anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells, is believed to lead to pain relief and the potential healing of an injury.
Stem cells not only have the potential to replace diseased or damaged cell structures they also act to recruit other repair cells to the injury site, which can lead to long-term recovery. The process begins with harvesting stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue. The product is then processed before being injected back into the patient’s body using ultrasound guidance to precisely target the desired location.