What is Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy?
Autologous stem cells help the human body accelerate healing of orthopedic injuries. Autologous stem cells, or adult stem cells, are extracted from a patient’s own body to eliminate the risk of disease transmission and tissue rejection. Commonly found in bone marrow, “pluripotent” stem cells can replicate the benefits of stem cell therapy.
Without the controversial and ethical concerns linked to embryonic or fetal stem cells, autologous orthopedic stem cell therapy is extracted from the patient’s own bone marrow. To begin the procedure, a physician will extract a bone marrow sample from the hip region. The bone marrow sample is then spun in a machine called a centrifuge to separate the pluripotent stem cells, white blood cells and platelets from the red blood cells. Once the three substances are separated, a physician will inject the stem cells directly into the patient’s injured area.
The uses of stem cells continue to expand in sports medicine. Orthopedic stem cell therapy is extremely safe and effective since the injection is produced from a patient’s own bone marrow.
To learn more about orthopedic stem cell therapy and the various uses of stem cells, contact the physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine®, located in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area.