What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, knees, hips or spine.
Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis include
- Being overweight
- Getting older
- Injuring a joint
No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods, including medical history, a physical exam, x-rays, or lab tests.
Treatments include exercise, medicines, and sometimes surgery.
How can Stem Cells Help Osteoarthritis?
Currently, Osteoarthritis is treated with exercise, weight control, rest and joint care, and most commonly joint replacement surgery. Some of the medications
prescribed can range from Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen and pain medicine.
Despite inducing temporary improvement, these medicines do not address the issue of the damage that has already been done to the joint. Additionally, complete joint replacement surgery is a very invasive therapy within itself.
Because Osteoarthritis is caused by the degradation of the joint’s cartilage, Stem cell therapy directly injected into the joint may be able to differentiate into cartilage cells and result in regenerated joint cartilage.
Which Kinds of cells are used in Osteoarthritis and how are they obtained?
Stem Cells are obtained from ITC Bank from donor tissue or Autologous Transplant is harvested from the patient own Adipose Tissue and it takes 21 days to culture, differentiate and administered the Adult Stem Cells to the patient.
How are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) administered in Osteoarthritis?
A Typical treatment is as following and are administered by a license physician.
Will anyone follow up with me after I returned home?
Del Prado Stem Cell Center cares about how you are doing after you return home. So, we will monitor your progress on a regular basis. Regular follow-up also helps us evaluate the effectiveness of our clinical protocols and improve them based on observed outcomes.
Therefore, our medical staff will be contacting you after 1 month, 3 months, 4 months, and 1 year to follow up on your condition.
Feel free to contact us we will be more than glad to assist you.
For Del Prado Stem Cell Center is very important to inform both the medical community and society in general that stem cell therapy it may be unsuccessful in some cases or not recommended for all patients. Must never create false expectations without clinical and research studies to support the implementation of these treatments. So we suggest you talk to your doctor before receiving treatment.