What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells have sparked heated discussions over the years, but they have become a vitally important piece of the puzzle for improving quality of life for human beings. If you’re looking for hip and knee treatment options, you might find yourself considering stem cell treatment—but what are stem cells, and how can they help repair joint damage?
STEM CELLS AT A GLANCE
Stem cells are a class of differentiated cells that are able to morph into any kind of cell in the body. It’s essentially a blank cell that can morph into a skin cell, muscle cell, or anything in between. These cells have yet to specialize into any particular cell, and they can regenerate after a long period of time in order to become specialized cells.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND STEM CELLS?WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL USES OF STEM CELLS?
Stem cell research has unveiled a variety of possibilities in terms of how they can be used. These cells can be instructed to specialize as a specific cell, where it can grow into tissues, organs, and more.
Research has demonstrated that stem cells are highly capable of regenerating tissue and organs. While organs currently need to be donated, there is a possibility that new organs can simply be created with the advancements of stem cell research.
Furthermore, research has also suggested that stem cells can be used for cardiovascular disease treatment, blood disease treatment, brain disease treatment, and cell deficiency therapy.
WHAT ARE THE ROLE OF STEM CELLS IN HIP/KNEE TREATMENT?
Another great advantage of stem cells is their role in hip and knee treatment. Painful hips and knees can ultimately require replacement, but stem cells offer another option. When a patient’s stem cells are injected into a damaged hip or knee joint, they morph into chondrocytes—and these are the cells that are responsible for generating fresh cartilage. Furthermore, these stem cells appear to maximize the body’s ability to repair itself, which helps reduce inflammation and preventing loss of function.
How Can Advanced Regenerative Medicine Help with Hip and Knee Pain?
Advanced Regenerative Medicine uses proprietary technology to extract adipose-derived stem cells from a patient’s adipose tissue. Our approach with stem cell therapy for knees and hips helps the body to heal itself, rather than replacing the joints or tissue with plastic and metal.
What are Stem Cells? Contact ARM to Learn More
To learn more about ARM’s innovative approach to stem cell therapy for hips and knees, contact us today for more information.