The future is here
Regenerative Medicine could be interpreted as the medicine of tomorrow. It’s a branch of research/medicine focused on growing or regenerating human cells, tissues and organs.
The potential of regenerative medicine is being realized more every day. People who might benefit from stem cell therapies include those with spinal cord injuries, type 1 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, stroke, burns, cancer and osteoarthritis.
Types of stem cells:
- Autologous: derived from the same person (eg: bone marrow, adipose, etc).
- Allogenic: derived from another human source (eg: Mesenchymal stem cells, Wharton’s jelly).
- Plant stem cells: derived from meristem of the plant which is the root of vitality, mostly used in cosmetic products or to help with healing skin.
The benefits of stem cell therapy:
- Avoid surgery and its many complications and risks. Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure.
- Minimal post-procedural recovery time. One of the most time-consuming factors of any injury is not the treatment itself, but the recovery time. With stem cell therapy, recovery time is minimal.
- No use of general anesthesia.
- No risk of rejection. Due to using biologics extracted from the patient, there is no risk of rejection.
- No communicable disease transmission. Since the cells originate within your own body, there is no risk of spreading disease from or to another person.
Safety of Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is safe. With autologous therapy, we use a patient’s own cells. When we use allograft tissue, we obtain the product from a reputable source with documented best practices in handling of tissue with guaranteed pre-screening from donor to rule out transmission of infection. There is always a risk of infection when injecting a joint or tissue, but this is extremely rare.