Source: PT Community
Stem cell therapy has received attention across the world for its countless medical uses, especially in the field of orthopedic surgery. Our bodies have an amazing capacity for self-healing, and stem cell therapy utilizes cells naturally present in our bodies to heal injury and even certain medical conditions by regenerating healthy tissue.
Source: Medical News Today
In a recent preliminary study, scientists used stem cells to ease osteoarthritis. Although the trial was small-scale, the results are promising and will pave the way for larger studies.
Source: Stem Cell The Magazine
As a potential curative for other degenerative diseases and disorders, stem cells have been increasingly used in the treatment of injuries and ailments related to ‘wear & tear’. For example, osteoarthritis, known as degenerative arthritis, is part of a group of mechanical abnormalities in the joints, especially one’s cartilage. It is distinguished by the erosion of articular cartilage, pain, stiffness, and crepitus.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a treatment patients are asking about with increasing frequency. Its popularity may be attributed to famous athletes like Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, and Cristiano Ronaldo who have received PRP injections and reported a faster, more complete recovery from their injuries.
Source: Mayo Clinic
Soft tissue injuries in muscles, tendons and ligaments, and osteoarthritis, can make moving around painful and limit your physical activity.
Source: Medical Xpress
Pluripotent stem cells are crucial to regenerative medicine, but better screening methods are needed to isolate safe and effective cells for medical use.
Source: Science Daily
Researchers have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration.