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How do Stem Cells Help Arthritis?

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Arthritic damage occurs due to the slow degradation of cartilage from sustained activity in the joints. About one in four patients will develop pain related to arthritic damage throughout their life, with this number jumping to one in two patients by the age of 85. Arthritis is incurable, making symptomatic suppression the only viable treatment to obtain pain relief – until now.Stem cells for arthritis

For patients with chronic symptoms due to severe arthritic damage, the last step in treatment is to replace the damaged portion of the joint. Joint replacement surgery can be a very difficult procedure for patients to undergo, as it is both invasive and intensive.

Regenerative treatment through the injection of stem cells offers a nearly pain-free way of potentially re-growing damaged cartilage without the need for invasive surgery.

Why is Arthritis Difficult to Treat Conventionally?

One of the largest complications with arthritic damage is that it affects the cartilage of the joint, which is the lining that acts as a cushion between bones. Cartilage prevents the bones from grinding against one another during movement, but can be gradually worn away in the process.

When areas of cartilage are thin enough for the bone to touch against bone during movement, painful spots of inflammation occur. Unlike other cells of the body, cartilage does not naturally re-grow when it has been damaged.

How do Stem Cells Replace Cartilage Damaged by Arthritis?

Stem cell therapy for arthritisStem cells have the unique ability to become nearly any other type of cell in the body, including cartilage. When they are placed into an area of tissue, stem cells have the capability to grow into the type of tissue they are surrounded by.

Stem cells provide a means for new cartilage to be grown in an area where arthritic damage has occurred previously.  New cartilage will allow for the smooth movement of the joint, reducing areas of inflammation and restoring function that had been diminished due to pain.

Where do these Stem Cells come from?

The stem cells for arthritis are named mesenchymal stem cells and are typically harvested from the adipose tissue of the body. These cells are gathered from a number of small incisions into excess adipose tissue, with the majority of tissue used coming from the waist. After tissue has been taken, an enzyme will be applied to separate the fat cells from the stem cell concentrations.

Adipose tissue is used more commonly than bone marrow because dormant stem cells appear in much greater numbers in adipose tissue. Adipose tissue contains up to 500 times the amount that of stem cells that could be gathered from a similarly sized sample of bone marrow.

How are Stem Cells Applied to Arthritic Joints?

The most common method of stem cell application is an injection into the damaged tissue. This allows for the Stem Cell Clinicdirect delivery of stem cells into the type of tissue that need to become, stimulating the regenerative process of the area to obtain systematic pain relief.

Stem Cell Therapy for arthritis is offered by TeleHealth with Board Certified doctors who have over 20 years of combined experience in stem cell treatments. This includes treatment of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and more.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis – What are the options?

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There are only a limited number of non-surgical options available in the treatment of arthritis. A large amount of treatments currently in use focus on providing symptomatic relief for the pain caused by arthritis, but do not provide a means to repair the damage that hasStem Cells for Arthritis occurred.

For many patients, symptomatic management leads to a balancing of medications each day to achieve some degree of pain relief that may unexpectedly worsen. Regenerative stem cell therapy offers patients a new means of treating their arthritis without the need of daily medication or invasive surgery.

What can Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis do?

Stem cells have been shown to have a number of unique abilities when it comes to tissue repair in an arthritic joint. First, stem cells can actually stimulate the body into growing cartilage that has been lost as a result of arthritic damage. This can help circumvent some of the most severe effects of arthritis and restore function to the arthritic joint while providing pain relief.

Stem cells are also able to assist in the repair of damaged muscle or ligament tissue, which is something the body naturally struggles with due to the limited amount of blood flow in these areas. While certain treatment methods already exist that can help lubricate the joint, such as hyaluronic acid injections, there is little to no effect in repairing or restoring damaged tissue. Stem cell therapy seeks to restore function and lubricate the joint directly by repairing and restoring tissue.

What Stem Cell Therapy Treatments are currently in use?

Stem Cell InjectionsThere are two types of stem cell therapy treatments already in use for the treatment of joint arthritis. The first of these is a direct stem cell injection into an area of damage with either a fat-derived stem cell injection or an amniotic-derived stem cell injection. Stem cells injected in this manner have the potential to grow into the type of tissue they are surrounded by, which can be very effective treatment in areas of tissue damaged by arthritis.

The second stem cell therapy method that is seeing use is platelet rich plasma (PRP therapy) therapy.  In PRP, a sample of the patient’s blood is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate it into its base components. Following separation there will be a concentration of plasma rich in platelets, which are a combination of growth and healing factors found naturally in the blood. This platelet rich plasma will be made into an injectable and injected directly into the joint where it will affect the area in two ways.

  • The platelets injected will directly stimulate the healing process of the area by introducing a large amount of growth and healing factors that would otherwise not be present.
  • Secondly, the injection will cause an inflammatory response by the body and trigger an immune response. This trigger causes an increase of blood flow to the damaged tissue, further providing healing and growth factors to the area.

Each of these methods is a quick, safe, non-surgical procedure that can offer patients pain relief immediately.

Stem cell therapy for arthritis is cutting edge, and Telehealth offers the treatment with Board Certified doctors. The treatment is often covered by insurance, with preauthorization being necessary to check. In order to delay or avoid the need for joint replacement and obtain pain relief, stem cell injections may help. They are low risk, outpatient and often effective.

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