First, stem cells are “multipotent,” which means they can transform themselves into many different kinds of cells (like cartilage, tendons, ligaments, etc.).
It works like this: when stem cells are introduced directly into the tear in a ligament, they transform into ligament cells, and repair the damage by actually re-growing the ligament.
And don’t you want your damaged tendon, ligament or cartilage re-grown than surgically repaired?
A second huge benefit of stem cells is called “angiogenesis,” which is the creation of new blood cells.
This is crucial because tendons, ligaments and cartilage are “avascular,” meaning they lack blood vessels.
Stem cells actually create new blood vessels where none existed before, and boost blood flow to the area.
Blood can then reach the damaged area, which allows nutrients and oxygen to reach it, and begin healing.
Without this flow of nutrients and oxygen, your damaged tendon, ligament or cartilage can’t heal, and requires surgery.
So stem cells create new blood flow and make natural healing possible.
The third major benefit to stem cell treatments is the support they give the cells surrounding the damaged area.
Cell death is called apoptosis. When a cell is badly damaged, it initiates apoptosis and basically kills itself off.
But stem cells latch on to these damaged cells and rejuvenate them, bringing them back to health and staving off apoptosis.
And when these damaged cells are brought back to full health, they support surrounding cells in the area and help them function better and create an environment of healing.
The last benefit of stem cell treatments we’ll look at is their anti-inflammatory effect.
You see, stem cells have immediate medicinal properties that ease inflammation and the pain associated with it.
When they’re introduced into a damaged area, they immediately work to reduce your inflammation and end your pain.
This helps end your troubles with swollen, painful, arthritic joints or tendonitis.
And here’s something to remember: because these are your own body’s stem cells, there’s no chance of any rejection problems or complications with them…
Plus, these treatments are vastly superior to surgery because:
- Stem cell treatments are extremely safe…
- There are very minimal potential complications…
- They don’t typically require a hospital stay, in fact they’re performed right here in our facility the same day…
- And, stem cell treatments don’t “burn any bridges” – meaning every option is still available to you down the road if need be… not so with surgery, you can never go back from having had a surgery…