STEM CELL TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS
“Say No to Joint Replacement.”
What is Osteoarthritis?
Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints. It can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe.
In normal joints, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. Cartilage provides a smooth, gliding surface for joint motion and acts as a cushion between the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. As OA worsens over time, bones may break down and develop growths called spurs. Bits of bone or cartilage may chip off and float around in the joint.
These Osteoarthritis Treatments are being studied for their efficacy in improving the complications in patients with OA, through the use of stem cells. These procedures may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment, want to reduce their reliance on medication or are looking to try stem cell therapy before starting drug treatment.
What It does?
This stem cell treatment is designed to target these areas within the joints to help with the creation of new cartilage cells. As mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent they have the ability to differentiate into cartilage called (chondrytes). The goal of each stem cell treatment is to inject the stem cells into the joint to create cartilage (chondryte cells). Stem cells are also natural anti-inflammatories which can assist with osteoarthritis pain and swelling in the joint area. Stem cell therapy is an intervention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury. Researchers believe that stem cell treatments have the potential to change the face of human disease and alleviate suffering. The ability of stem cells to self-renew and give rise to subsequent generations with variable degrees of differentiation capacities, offers significant potential for generation of tissues that can potentially replace diseases and damaged areas in the body, with minimal risk of rejection.
How can stem cell help?
- Presently the treatment of the osteoarthritis is very limited and the management of the pain is based on steroidal and non steroidal pain killers or orthopaedic transplants.
- The stem cell based treatment is based on the natural way the tissues and organs are repaired by the body. The stem cells can multiply and also differentiate in to various types of cells making the joints i.e. bone, cartilage, tendons and other tissues.
- The stem cell treatment involves extraction of stem cells from Patients own bone marrow for re-implantation thus making the treatment safe and without side effects.
- The objective of treatment is to repair, reactivate and restore the functions of the joints in the body.
- The objective is to restore the function and help improve the quality of life of the patient by reduction in pain and damage of the joints.
- Simple but very effective.
- Nature’s own way repairing broken cells and tissues.
- Low or no risk of tumours or other side effects.
- Bone marrow derived mesenchyme stem cells are capable of creating all the cells making joints.
- Lower overall risk of treatment.