Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedics
Understanding Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells already exist in the body to help regenerate cells and healing. They lie dormant in areas of the body, such as the bone marrow. They “wake up” when they receive signals that the body has suffered some type of injury – inflammation is a trigger.
Like a soldier that needs orders, stem cells follow platelets – tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding – to the injured site. Once there, platelets release proteins to regulate the inflammation and stimulate new cell growth. Stem cells then begin to change into the same type of cell that was damaged to help with healing.
Unfortunately, the number of stem cells in human beings begins to decline shortly after birth. This reduction is the reason why our body shows more wear and deterioration as we get older – the fewer stem cells lead to less effective healing.
Our goal in using stem cell therapy is to take stem cells from one part of an individual’s body, where they exist in higher concentrations, and inject them into an injured area to potentially help reinforce their power. The hope is that those stem cells will take cues from surrounding cells of certain, specific types (bone, cartilage, muscle, or other connective tissue) and develop into that similar type of cell, repairing the site.
Every individual is different. Two key determinants for success are dependent on the severity of your condition and your body’s response to stem cell therapy. At The Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute, we provide consultations with patients from around the world to determine whether their candidacy for stem cell therapy and/or platelet-rich plasma.
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What we have to offer you
Our state-of- the- art Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute, at the base of the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, in Johnstown, Colorado, uses our own developing research to provide adult stem cell therapies promoting natural healing. We offer two revolutionary non-invasive treatments, Stem Cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which are transforming the lives of athletes and everyday people suffering with Spine and Orthopedic injuries caused by aging and degeneration. Dr. Kenneth Pettine, a world renowned spine surgeon and a pioneer in spinal stem cell therapy opened OSCI for patients seeking possible alternatives to surgery. Pettine and his staff treat patients from around the world, using the newest and most advanced technology to treat a number of conditions, including: spine, knees, hips, feet and ankles, and shoulder.
The Institute uses the latest technology and multiple techniques to select the stem cells that will most benefit your condition.
A closed system is used to process stem cells, so cells are never exposed to the environment.
Research shows stem cell therapy is safe
*zero serious complications
Source: Application of Stem Cells in Orthopedics
A 2012 review of evidence, “Application of Stem Cells in Orthopedics,” offers a glimpse of clinical data and safety on adult mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy to repair bone, cartilage, and tendons.The review highlights the results of 20 studies, which were conducted between 1978 and 2009, and totaled more than 900 procedures
Not one study reported serious complications. In fact, nearly all of the studies conclude MSC therapy is safe, reliable, easy, low risk, and/or preferable to other procedures, including surgery.