Stem Cells Therapy
For joint, tendon and muscle medical regeneration we have one more weapon in arsenal - Stem Cells. The cartilage of the joint is a tissue extremely prone to injuries and because of the complicity of its structure, dealing with the problem with the usual medical means is very difficult.
After the minor or greater injuries that the joint cartilage suffers, we are faced with the pathology of osteoarthritis.
The surgical techniques that are used today for cartilage injuries are the microfractures, microdrilling and the placement of cartilage cells that have been cultivated, knwon as Osteochondral transplantation. All of these surgical approaches have many potential contraindications and complications.
Stem cells provide an additional solution to this complication issue, were theoretically, we have the force of reconstruction the joint’s cartilage. So by using stem cells we can help regeneration for the following conditions:
- Sports Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Intervertebral disc herniation
- Tendonitis (i.e.patella tendon and Achilles
- Diabetic Foot
After being injected into the injured area, the stem cells have the ability to transform, depending on the environment that we are placing them on muscle, tendons, ligaments and cartilage.
Stem cells currently, are the most pioneering and advanced way of therapy in orthopedics today. They are undifferentiated cells that we “force” to form in cell types that are intervening either by healing or by replacing injured tissues. The stem cells are used in modern medicine in order to treat acute and chronic pains, by stimulating the healing process and reducing the syringing of the tissue.
We are practicing this method in our clinics by using the most advanced protocols combining other treatments as well, in order not to just stop the symptoms, meaning the pain, but to heal and regenerate the injured area, not the way that is done by other treatments that just reducing the pain (such as cortisone).