By Saeid E. Aryan, DO
If you have read the local paper or seen a local ad from a variety of doctors…it’s stem cells, stem cells and some more stem cells. But what are they and what can they do for you?
First off, stem cell treatment is not new. In fact, amniotic fluids containing stem cells have been used to treat wounds for more than 100 years. Stem cells are found inside different types of tissues in the human body. As the name suggests, these cells generate from a single stem cell and have the ability to regularly divide to repair and replace worn out or damaged tissues. Even though cells are formed every day; the regeneration rate slows down as we age. Moreover, when we get injured, cells degenerate at a much faster rate than what the human body can keep up with.
In cases such as this an amniotic allograft, more commonly referred to as regenerative medicine, is used to help supplement the existing stem cells with younger, healthier cells. Amniotic allograft therapy is also not new and has been used for years. Today this has been extended to other spinal procedures where regenerative medicine is used to harness the innate healing power of the human body to help improve our patient outcomes and quality of life.
We harvest the stem cells from the hip and concentrate the stem cells with a rapidly rotating machine to create a defined amount which we then inject into the injured area of the body. Once the stem cells are injected, they can help speed up the process of regenerating the cells to repair tendons, ligaments and joints that have been injured.
If you are limited in your daily activity or having trouble swinging the golf club like you once did, contact us to schedule a consultation to determine if stem cell therapy could get you back to living a pain free life.