Source: Medical Xpress
Two new discoveries led by Cedars-Sinai investigators show stem cell therapies can help accelerate and promote the healing of bone and tendon injuries.
The idea that you already carry your own “fountain of youth” might sound far-fetched at first. However, navigating through the research of how stem cells can benefit human health, that idea becomes much more realistic. Stem cells have the unique ability to develop into different types of cells, making them crucial for the growth and repair of tissues and organs.
Source: Science Daily
A team of researchers develops stem cell adhesive for arthritis treatment using mussel adhesion protein and hyaluronic acid.
“I loved playing pickleball,” he said. “But I had bone on bone arthritis in my knees and it was very painful. My orthopedic physician suggested I undergo knee replacement surgery but I didn’t want to spend months in rehab.
This report describes a patient who suffered from greater than two years of a distal humerus fracture non-union along with an ulnar nerve transection that failed traditional surgical management and underwent a percutaneous injection with bone marrow aspirate concentrate, platelet-rich plasma, and platelet lysate, demonstrating subsequent fracture resolution and strength improvement.
This is an incredibly confusing topic for patients as they are usually bewildered by the vastly different claims between bone marrow, fat, and birth tissue “stem cell” therapies like umbilical and amniotic.
As an emerging treatment, stem cell therapy has been verified to facilitate meniscus regeneration effectively. The purpose of this study is to investigate the publication conditions of stem cell therapy for meniscal regeneration and to visualize the research trends and frontiers.