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Stem Cell Therapy for Injuries

Joint Injuries

Stem cell therapy for injuries can be used by doctors to treat a wide range of sports injuries, including damage to tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage.

These injuries may be due to a one-time trauma or chronic overuse.

Doctors and sports people use stem cell therapy for injuries that could also include Achilles tendinopathy and torn knee ligaments.

Stemwell’s scientific partners and doctors have successfully treated everything within safety and efficacy, from sports & orthopedic injuries to anti-aging & rejuvenation therapies. 

Our individualized approach to treatment aims to address the root causes of your discomfort.

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How does stem cell therapy for sports injuries work:

  • Stem cells develop into necessary musculoskeletal cells like tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone cells.

  • They facilitate better healing (e.g. by encouraging the growth of new blood vessels)

  • They lessen or prevent inflammation that make conditions such as tendinopathy worse

  • They release proteins (cytokines) that slow down tissue degeneration and/or decrease pain
Stem Cells treatment for sports injuries

Mixing Stem Cells with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

 

At Stemwell, we combine stem cell therapy for sports injuries with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), another regenerative medicine therapy. Extensive study has revealed that PRP can maximize the potential impacts of stem cells.

 

PRP is made from a blood sample taken from the patient. Platelets produce growth factors and other proteins into the bloodstream, which:

  • Regulate cell division
  • Stimulate tissue regeneration
  • Facilitate healing

 

Experts and physician groups are beginning to acknowledge PRP therapy’s potential to treat chronic tendinopathy.

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How Effective are Stem Cells

Top 3 Benefits Of Stem Cell Therapy
For Sports Injuries

FASTER, MORE EFFECTIVE HEALING AND RECOVERY

Recovery is the longest and most taxing part of injury. One of the fundamental goals of sports medicine is to get athletes back on the field or court. They need to heal and regain strength before they can play again. Compared to surgery, the healing and recovery period with stem cell treatment for sports injuries is significantly faster. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities within weeks rather than months.

REDUCED INJURY INFLAMMATION TO HELP AVOID FUTURE INFLAMMATION

One of stem cells’ remarkable abilities is their ability to alleviate inflammation. Stem cell therapy not only relieves pain but also lowers joint inflammation quickly.

Improvements can be seen in a matter of weeks with stem cell therapy for sports injuries, and the anti-inflammatory effects have been found to remain for up to two years.

REGENERATION OF INJURED TISSUE

Some sports injuries can cause severe and even permanent damage to the tissue. With the help of stem cell therapy for injuries, damaged tissues can steadily regenerate. According to a study by Dr. Rajabzadeh, adult stem cells have self-renewal capacity and multipotency, making them crucial for tissue regeneration. As a result, stem cells are highly effective for tendon tears and the regeneration of new cartilage, which is critical for sports injuries and recuperation.

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Stemwell Joint Injury Procedure

Stemwell uses cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells ethically sourced from full-term human umbilical cords (We do not utilize cells from embryos). We then administer more than 300 million cells that are all thoroughly tested for viability before treatment. These cells are NOT a blood product; therefore, it is extremely safe and does not require HLA or phenotypic matching.

Before Traveling

Video call with our patient advocates and our doctors where the patient’s condition and medical history will be discussed.

First Step

The patient undergoes an initial evaluation and blood work by Stemwell’s doctor.

Second Step

Endovenous detox therapy applied to patient 

 

Third Step

Localized stem cell injections in trigger pain points

Fourth Step

Hyperbaric Chamber therapy – Hyperbaric oxygen reduces inflammation, oxygenates injured muscle, and regenerates skeletal muscle via macrophage and satellite cell activation.

Fifth Step

The fifth step specializes in treating joint injuries through targeted therapies, including shockwave therapy, ultrasound, magnetotherapy, and laser therapy. In certain cases, we may also utilize photobiomodulation for neurological conditions or anti-aging purposes.

*Each Protocol is customized to the patient depending their medical and surgical history 

This protocol information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, is for general information purposes only.

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Stem Cells and PRP

Examples of clinical studies examining PRP therapy.

In one of the largest platelet-rich plasma (PRP) studies, 230 patients with painful tennis elbow (lateral epicondylar tendinopathy) were either treated with PRP injections or with standard therapies. After 24 weeks, approximately 84 per cent of patients who got PRP injections reported a 25 per cent or higher reduction in pain, compared to 68.3 per cent of the control group (p = 0.037).

Mishra AK, Skrepnik NV, Edwards SG, Jones GL, Sampson S, Vermillion DA, Ramsey ML, Karli DC, Rettig AC. Platelet-Rich Plasma Significantly Improves Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Chronic Tennis Elbow: A Double-Blind, Prospective, Multicenter, Controlled Trial of 230 Patients. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23825183

Another study used PRP or autologous blood injections to treat 99 tendons with chronic tendinopathies. Tennis elbow, jumper’s knee (patellar tendinosis), high hamstring tendinosis, Achilles tendinosis, and plantar fasciitis were all examples of chronic tendinopathies. Patients in the study had symptoms for an average of three years prior to PRP therapy. The majority of patients reported some pain alleviation following therapy, and half of those who got a leukocyte-poor PRP therapy reported being mainly or completely improved.

Harmon K, Drezner J, Rao A. Platelet rich plasma for chronic tendinopathy. Presented at the 2nd International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium, Vancouver, BC, September 2012. As cited in Colberg RE, Mautner K, Platelet-rich plasma: An option for tendinopathy. Lower Extremity Review Magazine. http://lermagazine.com/article/platelet-rich-plasma-an-option-for-tendinopathy October 2013. Accessed August 18, 2015.

These trials show that, like other treatments for chronic tendon injuries, PRP does not provide complete pain relief for all individuals. PRP therapy, on the other hand, can be utilized as part of a larger treatment plan to alleviate pain and enhance function.

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Often referred to as “the body’s repair kit”, stem cells are powerful cells that reduce inflammation, modulate the immune system, stimulate regeneration and reduce scarring. Stem cell therapy involves taking stem cells and infusing them into an injured area, signaling the body to start repairing the damage. The mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can either come from the patient (autologous, or self-derived) or from a donor (allogenic). The treatments are recognized worldwide as one of the latest innovations in tissue regeneration. 

Physicians in the United States have been using stem cell-rich cord blood infusion treatments for about forty years. Members of the National Institute of Health (NIH) stated in 2003 that they see no cases of cancer or other health threats arising from stem cell therapy. Researchers at Steenblock Research Institute have yet to encounter a single instance of rejection in patients who have received pure umbilical cord stem cells. This suggests the umbilical cord stem cell therapy is safe. 

The donors go through a very thorough vetting process. The initial intake form screens donors’ medical and genetic history. Only the best donors are selected to move forward. During the pregnancy, blood samples are taken from the mother to ensure there are no communicable diseases. After labor in the delivery room, a blood sample of the donated umbilical cord tissue is taken to test for illegal drug consumption, viruses, infectious disease, and genetic defects. 

After the umbilical cord tissue is tested and approved at the hospital, it goes through one more testing step before being sent to the lab. During the final testing phase, the tissue is analyzed to rule out bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Finally, the umbilical cord tissue is received at the lab for cell selection and expansion. 

Patients tend to see improvements in the first three or four months after stem cell therapy. There are many reports of benefits within 48 hours of the treatment. There are some cases where improvements may happen later, six to 12 months down the road, at a more gradual rate depending on the seriousness of the injury, disease, or aging-related condition. 

Stemwell only uses ethically derived allogenic (from a donor) umbilical cord stem cells. We do not use embryonic stem cells from a human embryo. Depending on the protocol, there are times the doctor will use autologous (from the patient) bone marrow stem cells in combination with allogenic (from a donor) umbilical cord stem cells.

Stem cell treatments provide an all-natural, minimally invasive, no cuts, no ugly scars alternative for patients. The treatment is 100% drug-free, minimizing prolonged exposure to over the counter painkillers and precription opioids. The recovery times tend to be quick, and the risk of open wound infection and other complications is much lower

Stem cell DNA, that is introduced into you or anyone else, does not interfere with your DNA. Assume the stem cells are the orchestra conductor and when introduced locally in the tissues or in the IV, the stem cells just tell your body’s cells what to do.

Another analogy is to assume that the stem cells are running the first arm of a relay and they pass the baton off to your cells telling them what to do.

Millions of stem cell procedures have been done, and to date, there is no evidence that stem cell DNA interacts, changes, or alters the host’s DNA.

Also, they are gone from the body in about 1 month, i.e., after the race is over, or the concert has ended the stem cells’ work is done and your body continues to do the necessary repair. 

In addition, prior to use, the stem cells are tested and do not react with your blood, or any other component to cause rejection.

Also, they test for COVID antibodies and reject any and all positive stem cells. 

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