Treatment for muscle, ligament and bone injuries using stem cells is growing in popularity. Several years ago, it was necessary to travel out of the country to receive this treatment; now there are several hundred locations scattered around the United States. What many people interested in this treatment don’t know is that not all stem cell procedures offer the same benefits. Some may have more healing components than others and thus could result in improved outcomes.
The source of the stem cells used may make a big difference. For that reason, many people seek out treatment with mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly, a substance found in ethically-harvested umbilical cords.
The incredible regenerative power of Wharton’s jelly derived stem cells that were once involved in helping a baby develop can now be used in regenerative medicine to help an adult recover.
Now, a new generation of cellular regenerative medicine treatment incorporates the use of stem cells along with other powerful healing factors.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Growth Factors, Carbohydrates, Cytokines and More
Among all the forms of cellular treatments containing stem cells, treatments containing stem cells and other growth factors stand out as the most powerful. Providing a stem cell treatment with the other components needed to activate healing provides the best chance for complete restoration of both structure and function. This is regenerative medicine at its best.
At Campbell Medical Group in Houston, we offer mesenchymal cellular treatment that includes cytokines, growth factors, collagens, proteins, peptides and many other naturally-occurring components. In a young, healthy human body, these factors would be simultaneously generated in large quantities to heal an injury. In older bodies, however, the ability to generate these substances slows down. Supplying these young, vital healing factors gives an injured area the support and stimulus it needs to rebuild tendons, ligaments and bones.
It makes good sense to supply as many of these factors as possible all at once when treating injuries like these:
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Partial rotator cuff tears
- Bone spurs
- Meniscus and other cartilage tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Elbow, shoulder, knee or quadricep injuries
About Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)
These powerfully healing cells are called “undifferentiated cells” which means they have the ability to develop into whatever type of cell the body needs for healing. This miraculous process is the key to healing a multitude of different injuries and health conditions in every system of the body.
An injured body sends out signals that it needs repair which attract MSCs to that site. When MSCs arrive, they begin to release all these healing factors – cytokines, growth factors, proteins and much more – that begin to transform injured tissues.
This miracle of healing power is the reason these injuries that once meant permanent disability or surgery after surgery can finally resolve and be replaced by health and normal function. Please contact us if you would like to learn more.