21st century is the era of stem cell technology and their applications in regenerative medicine. Stem cells can be considered as new kick starts in curing a variety of diseases, which were conventional could only be managed but not cured.
Orthopedic conditions can as well be incorporated as a part of such incurable diseases, wherein medical science had to so far deal with many difficulties to heal acute and chronic injuries of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and cartilages. However, the main agenda of stem cell therapy could be to stop the progressive damage, to access symptomatic relief and to provide another viable as well as a safe alternative. Thus the sole purpose of stem cell therapy in orthopedics is to repair and regenerate damaged and diseased musculoskeletal tissues.
Out of various techniques, which have been applied to treat orthopedic issues, autologous applications of stem cells have proven to be the most feasible option, in safety and efficacy per se. As the cells are extracted from patients own body, there is no concern of graft rejection and other infection transmissions. Additionally, stem cells stimulated with autologous platelet-rich plasma is the current main theme of treatment, for the effective and speedy outcome. Evidently, this portion of plasma contains a variety of chemicals like growth factors and cytokines, which restore the healing process.
Some of the specific conditions that can be treated with stem cell therapy are:
Osteoarthritis is the most common yet progressive form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is the chronic condition, occurring due to the degeneration of protective cartilages, which are cushioning our joint and bones. Due to this degeneration, bones or joints are directly exposed to fiction or rubbing against each other. Due to excessive rubbing, joints are damaged, become stiff, painful and eventually associated with the loss of movements. It has been observed that although all joints in our body are at risk of OA, however, joints of hands, knees, hips, and spine are at a greater risk. As conventionally no cure exists for the complete reversal of damage, although some lifestyle changes such as maintaining a balanced diet, healthy weight, physical activity, etc. along with stem cell therapy can promote the slow progression of the disorder.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a kind of autoimmune disorder, categorized under arthritis. It mainly affects joints and other areas of the body, causing them to be chronically inflamed. The negligence to it for a longer period of time may lead to deformed and painful joints which are severely malfunctioned. With the passage of time, the disease can also affect other vital organs, such as heart apart from joints. Stem cell therapy can be considered as a non-surgical alternative to conventional joint replacement surgeries.
Sport injuries, have a common occurrence in professional sports, due to increased wear and tear of the locomotive tissues, requiring immediate medical attention. As we all know that our joints and hinges are backed by the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilages to provide them the support and strength that are highly in demand in the life of an athlete. However, due to overuse, sudden trauma or injuries; these tissues can release certain chemicals, initiating an inflammatory response. This is in turn characterized by pain, localized sweating, redness, etc.; which ultimately leads to the progressive degeneration of the tissue, to the extent of ending the player’s career.
Stem cells are those regenerative cells present in your body which have the ability to self-renew and power to differentiate into various types of cells under certain conditions. Thus, in case of orthopedic conditions, stem cells have been identified to differentiate into cells of cartilaginous origin. These cells can be directed to regenerate lost cells and restore the function back. In various clinical studies, these cells have potentially stopped the progression of the disease to a great extent relieving from day to day painful symptoms.
Here, at Advancells stem cells treatment is offered for Arthritis, by re-infusing back patient’s own cells isolated from autologous tissues such as Adipose Tissue and stimulated with their own platelet-rich plasma, for achieving successful results. This non-surgical procedure reduces joint pain and the need for going through painful Knee replacement surgeries that come with its own side effects. Advancells have been effortlessly treating individuals to overcome common arthritis and degeneration problems to achieve a better quality of life and health.