Is Stem Cell Therapy for Torn ACL Effective?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) plays a vital role in stabilizing the knee. If you suffer a tear to your ACL, it can decrease your ability to remain active.

Athletes, and others who live an active lifestyle, are most likely to suffer a torn ACL. For professional athletes, such an injury can mean a prolonged recovery time before achieving a normal range of movement.

There is more than one way to treat this type of problem. Let’s look at stem cell therapy’s merits for ACL injury problems.

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Torn ACL – The Surgical Option

The number of people who suffer from a torn ACL is surprisingly high. It’s not just high-profile athletes who find themselves needing an ACL repair. There are more than 175,000 ACL reconstructions carried out in the Unites States every year.

It’s not hard to understand why. A torn ACL, apart from being extremely painful, restricts stability and movement. Therefore, it is not surprising that many people undergo ACL surgery.

Minimally invasive ACL surgery is very successful. However, it typically takes 12-16 weeks before your ACL is strong enough for you to contemplate a return to your full range of activities. This is despite the fact that modern surgical techniques make the operation as minimally invasive as possible.

Stem Cell Therapy for Torn ACL

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There is an alternative treatment, and it comes in the form of stem cell therapy for ACL injury. Stem cells are undifferentiated, or blank, cells that support healthy tissue regeneration.

In the case of stem cell therapy for ACL injury, the stem cells can support the body’s ability to regenerate ligament, which enables the torn ACL to mend naturally. At the Stemwell Clinic, we ethically harvest umbilical cord stem cells from healthy donors, then either inject them directly into the affected area (targeted therapy) or introduce them intravenously. They can then get to work by signalling your body to begin to heal.

Some patients who have undergone stem cell therapy for a torn ACL have returned to sporting action incredibly quickly, within eight to 12 weeks. Your recovery time will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of the tear you have suffered.

If the outer sheath of your ACL has been damaged or torn, you may need surgery to repair it. However, if the sheath is intact you may be a promising candidate for stem cell therapy.

Talk to Stemwell About Stem Cell Therapy for ACL Injury

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You can contact us to discuss your situation with a trained medical expert. The professional team at the Stemwell Clinic will be able to assess your circumstances and tell you everything you want to know about how stem cell therapy might be able to improve your quality of life.

If you’re ready to start your journey towards an improved quality of life, apply today to check your eligibility for stem cell therapy. Once you apply, we will come back within 48 hours with a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically to your requirements to help you achieve your goals.

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