Stem cells hold many different characteristics, but they all share two common features: in the appropriate environment of the body, stem cells are able to self-renew and they have the ability to become more specialized cells such as bone, blood, or muscle. Stem cell therapy involves the harvesting of stem cells from an individual, and then reimplanting them in the same individual, specifically in the area of pain or injury, in order to regenerate damaged tissue and eliminate pain.
Choosing stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery provides a long list of benefits, with little to no risk. For instance, regenerative medicine procedures such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, potentially reduces or eliminates the risk of infection. Recovery time for stem cell therapy is significantly less than surgery and many patients claim that the procedure process is completely painless.
At the Orlando Center for Regenerative Medicine we use your own adult stem cells taken from the bone marrow located in the iliac crest, or pelvis. We harvest cells from the iliac crest due to the high amount of powerful stem cells that are found in that area of the body. Once cells are aspirated from the bone marrow, they are placed in a high-spinning centrifuge in order to create a concentrated source of stem cells. There is no other manipulation to these cells other than the simple process of centrification. Once a concentrated source of stem cells has been acquired, the cells are then carefully injected into the area of pain or damage. Our highly trained doctors use an ultra-sound machine in order to accurately place the cells in the exact part of the body in need of regeneration.
Stem cell therapy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.
Here is a list of common conditions and injuries we treat using stem cell therapy: