From “Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy”
What are stem cells?
First, when we say “stem cells” that can mean many different things. There are embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, blood stem cells, etc. We are going to focus only on human adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), the same-day treatment is called Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy. These MSCs can be found in most tissues and serve as local “repairmen” for damaged or aged tissues.
For orthopedic purposes, we can obtain MSCs from the bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue of the same patient (autologous). The only true stem cell procedure currently allowed in the U.S. is an autologous bone marrow concentrate procedure….Read More >
From “How to Choose Legitimate Stem Cell Clinics: Who, What, Where, When, and How”
How do you tell the legitimate stem cell clinics from the bad actors? I take for granted that since I’ve been performing orthopedic stem cell procedures since 2005 and since I was one of the first doctors on earth to do many of these procedures, that I can easily look at a website and tell the quality of the stem cell work being done at that clinic. I can often even tell who trained the clinic or what products they use, or whether the providers likely have a clue as to what they’re doing. So, if you had me over your shoulder while you’re searching for the best orthopedic stem cell care, I could easily steer you to the best and most legitimate stem cell clinics in any given area or tell you that you should be traveling elsewhere to get it…Read More >
What Is Regenerative Orthopedics?
Regenerative Orthopedics is a medical specialty focused on identifying and treating orthopedic conditions without surgery (1). There are many different approaches and areas of emphasis within Regenerative Orthopedics. For example, some focus on extensive physical therapy whereas others focus on the use of oral medications. A new and exciting approach is the injection of platelets and stem cells. This is known as Interventional Orthopedics. Interventional Orthopedics is a subspecialty of Regenerative Orthopedics that treats orthopedic conditions with injections or PRP, stem cells, or both. Regenexx the leader in Interventional Orthopedics….Read More >
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelets are blood cells that prevent bleeding. They contain important growth factors that aid in healing. Plasma is the light yellow liquid portion of our blood. So PRP is simply a concentration of a patient’s own platelets that are suspended in plasma and are used to accelerate healing. PRP is NOT stem cell therapy. Regrettably, blood contains few circulating stem cells. Rich sources of stem cells are bone marrow aspirate and fat. The FDA….Read More >