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Stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis has been shown to induce profound healing activity. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are able to turn into cartilage, bone, muscle, tendon, ligaments, or fat, depending on the type of tissue that surrounds them. As well as healing damaged tissues, stem cells have the unique ability to modulate the immune system in order to shut off pathological responses while preserving the ability to fight off disease.
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease, is a group of mechanical abnormalities involving degradation of joints, including articular cartilage and subchondral bone.
Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, locking, and sometimes an effusion. When bone surfaces become less well protected by cartilage, bone may be exposed and damaged.As a result of decreased movement secondary to pain, regional muscles may atrophy, and ligaments may become more lax.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are able to turn into cartilage, bone, muscle, tendon, ligaments, or fat, depending on the type of tissue that surrounds them. Stem cell therapy has been demonstrated to induce profound healing activity with various forms of arthritis. As well as healing damaged tissues, stem cells have the unique ability to modulate the immune system so as to shut off pathological responses while preserving the ability to fight off disease.
Through administration of umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells, we have observed improvements in osteoarthritis patients treated at our facilities.
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.
Video call with our patient advocates and our doctors where the patient’s condition and medical history will be discussed.
The patient undergoes an initial evaluation and blood work by Stemwell’s doctor.
Endovenous detox therapy applied to patient
Localized Intrathecal Stem cell injections in trigger pain points
Hyperbaric Chamber therapy – Hyperbaric oxygen reduces inflammation, oxygenates injured muscle, and regenerates skeletal muscle via macrophage and satellite cell activation.
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) – the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.
*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.
The body’s immune system is unable to recognize umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) as foreign and, therefore, they are not rejected. MSCs have been administered thousands of times by our doctors and there has never been a single instance of rejection (graft vs. host disease). Indeed, allogeneic (not the patient’s own) MSCs are approved to treat graft vs. host disease in Canada and New Zealand.
In stem cell therapy for hip osteoarthritis and other parts of the body, umbilical cord-derived MSCs also proliferate and differentiate more efficiently than “older” cells, such as those found in the fat. They are, therefore, considered to be more “potent”.
The stem cells are administered by a licensed physician into the affected joint(s) (intra-articular injection) and intravenously (IV). In certain circumstances, stem cells may also be administered intrathecally and/or intramuscularly. Extra intra-articular injections for multiple joints can be arranged as medical requirements dictate.
Our mission is to bring hope, healing, and a personalized plan to every patient we meet. We believe the caring hands and expertise of our doctors along with our proven protocols provide the best possible outcomes. We follow the highest ethical international standards offering transparency, honesty, and clinical accuracy.
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Stem cell therapy offers no guarantees and is not promoted as a cure. This is similar to many other medical treatments. Reviewing the patient’s medical history is necessary to determine stem cell therapy eligibility. Any personal information provided is for internal and medical use with our medical providers only. The Stemwell Health headquarters is located in McLean, Virginia. Stemwell Health Virginia is not a stem cell treatment facility or surgical center. Treatments are not conducted anywhere in the US, since these advanced therapies are not yet FDA-approved. All cell therapies are conducted in Colombia where it is regulated by the ministry of health, INVIMA (Columbia’s FDA equivalent) and other local authorities. All treatments are performed within the country’s legal limits and regulatory framework where the specific medical provider practices.