Stem Cell Therapy

Autologous adult  mesenchymal stem cell / multipotent mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy has emerged as a new technology to enhance tissue healing by ;

  • Modulating the inflammatory response
  • Secreting essential growth factors- cytokines(IGF-1, HGF, VEGF, IGF-2, bFGF, pre-microRNA, BMP-2)
  • Differentiating into different cell types to form cartilage, bone,  muscle…
  • Anti-apoptosis ( preventing cell death)
  • Angiogenesis ( formation of new vessels)
  • Chemoattraction
  • Anti-scarring

Which are sources of stem cells:

  • Bone Marrow
  • Fatty Tissue (Extractions from fat tissue may yield a greater concentration of stem cell )
  • Sinoviyal Tissue
  • Periost
  • Plasenta
  • Amniotic membrane

In which diseases are stem cells used?

Stem cells can be used in a wide veriaty of orthopedic diseases,  either alone or with a combination of surgical interventions.

  • Osteoarthritis and Arthritis
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Tendon and Ligament Injuries
  • Muscle injuries- contusions
  • Intervertebral disc degeneration
  • Spinal Chord injuries

Application of Stem Cells

  • The procedure is an outpatient procedure
  • The procedure is performed under steril conditions under either local or sedoanalgesia
  • Stem cells are extracted from belly fat using a minimally invasive method named lipoaspiration. Very thin cannulas are used during this procedure.
  • Collected fatty tissue is processed and stem cells are extracted simultaneously.
  • 10-15 ml of stem cell rich plasma is the final product and used for the above mentioned pathological conditions, diseases.
  • The procedure is considered to be safe and effective when used in absolute indications
  • Adverse side effects are not common when performed under steril conditions with a good technique by an experienced and educated surgeon in the field of regenerative medicine.
  • Following the procedure, the patient is immediatley allowed to ambulate with no restrictions during their daily activities.