Regenerative cells promote healing and regeneration of injured or damaged tissue. Stem cells are regenerative cells that can differentiate into multiple cell types to form new functional tissue. Regenerative cells help the body heal itself by reducing inflammation, modulating the immune system, and by regenerating injured tissue. Regenerative cells, including stem cells, are normally distributed in blood vessels throughout the body. Generally, these cells remain dormant for long periods of time. When needed by the body, they are released into circulation where they can migrate to distant areas of injury.
Regenerative cells, including stem cells can be obtained from a variety of sources in the body. An ideal source may be a patient’s own fat, also known as adipose tissue. Adipose tissue is rich in blood vessels and, as a result, regenerative cells.
Adipose tissue is easily obtained with a minor surgical procedure. A clinician collects a small amount of adipose tissue from a patient. The tissue is processed to release a regenerative cell preparation that includes stem cells. The use of a patient’s own cells (“autologous cells”) eliminates the risk of disease transmission from donors.
Adipose-derived regenerative cells have been shown to form new tissue such as bone, cartilage, and tendon and is therefore, for example, suitable for the treatment of the following orthopedic indications, most of which can be performed in our outpatient clinic:
Following the stem cell therapy you stay in a hotel with daily consultations in our outpatient clinic and then begin a training program that has been carefully coordinated with the healing process.