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)
Which are sources of stem cells:
- Bone Marrow
- Fatty Tissue (Extractions from fat tissue may yield a greater concentration of stem cell )
- Sinoviyal Tissue
- 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.