21 Mar Stem Cell Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Stem cells have been found to hold the potential to treat (even reverse) the effects of degenerative diseases like Osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint condition that affects millions of Americans.
Osteoarthritis is the result of the degeneration of the joint cartilage. When the cushioning cartilage between joints breaks down, it causes pain, swelling and stiffness. Osteoarthritis may be caused due to normal aging process, overuse, excess weight, injury and genetic factors.
Traditional osteoarthritis treatments include NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, weight reduction, physical therapy and other treatments that offer only symptomatic relief. Another alternative is potentially risky joint replacement surgery which may have limited long-term effects.
Compared to traditional treatments, stem cell therapy can help to treat and reverse the effects of osteoarthritis to truly provide long-term relief.
Fortunately, adult stem cells can be harvested from a patient’s own fat or adipose tissue. Fat tissue is one of the most abundant sources of stem cells in the body, hundreds of times more than bone marrow.
A safe and simple, outpatient stem cell procedure can bring pain relief to osteoarthritis patients and improve quality of life. Stem cells can be derived from fat tissue in 30-90 minutes in a clinic setting. They can be infused or injected after extraction.
Stem cell treatment (with stem cells derived from a patient’s own fat) has shown the cells to develop into chondrogenic lineage, as well as improve function, relieve knee joint pain, and aid improved cartilage thickness.
To learn more about stem cell treatment and knee injections in Chicago, call the leading Chicago stem cell treatment center, The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute at 855-340-7836 Now. TRSCI specializes in the use of adipose (fat) derived stem cells. The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute is devoted to advancing successful outcomes and quality care in the area of adult stem cell regenerative medicine.