Adipose Derived Stem Cell Therapy for Painful Knee Conditions
Regenerative medicine has made rapid advancement in the past few years. Regenerative medicine offers treatments, such as Adipose derived Stem Cell therapy, to repair degenerating, damaged and injured tissues.
Stem cell therapy can repair damaged or injured tissues by stimulating the body’s unique regenerative abilities. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are those that are obtained from fat tissue.
Adipose mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can differentiate into other mesenchymal cells, such as osteoblasts (bone cells), myocytes (muscle cells), adipocytes (fat cells), and chondrocytes (cartilage cells). This indicates that adipose-derived stem cells are multipotent, undifferentiated, and self-renewing.
ADSCs (Adipose-derived stem cells) are ideal for use in regenerative therapies because –
· ADSCs can be harvested, processed, and expanded using a minimally invasive procedure.
· The use of ADSCs in stem cell procedures is straightforward and effective.
· ADSCs have a high potential to differentiate into mature cells along the endodermal, ectodermal, and mesodermal lineage.
Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Conditions
Stem cell procedures can be used to treat knee pain caused due to acute conditions (like injuries) as well as degenerative/chronic conditions (like osteoarthritis) that affect the meniscus, cartilage in the knee, tendons of the knee region and the ligaments with great success.
Such conditions are traditionally treated with arthroscopic knee surgery. That is why non-surgical treatment with stem cells is a great alternative option. Knee conditions that can benefit from treatment with adult stem cells include –
· patellofemoral syndrome
· sprains or tears of the ligaments
· meniscus tears
Stem Cell Knee Injection Success and Recovery
A study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery studied the use of stem cells after surgery that removed part of the knee’s meniscus. It was found that patients who had received stem cells had a greater increase in regenerated meniscus tissue and reported less pain than those in the placebo group.
Another study published in the Journal of the Indian Medical Association, looked at outcomes for mild to moderate osteoarthritis patients who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. Based on patient report during follow-up visits, those who had received the stem cell therapy had less pain and an improved quality of life compared to the control group.
Unlike with major knee surgery, stem cell therapy can be performed as an outpatient day case procedure, with the entire process taking less than four hours.
To learn more about stem cell therapy in Chicago or to schedule an appointment, visit The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is Chicago’s top regenerative medicine center. The Institute uses stem cell treatment for MS, arthritis, sports injuries, autoimmune diseases, urologic conditions, ophthalmologic issues, COPD, neurologic conditions and more at eight locations in Chicago.