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Stem Cell Therapy

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As the body ages, frequently the joints in our bodies start to degenerate, which can cause us pain and the inability to perform certain activities. Often the tendons, cartilage, and ligaments of our joints start to wear out, which leads to rotator cuff tears, knee meniscus injuries, and loss of cartilage within our hip joints. Arthritis has become a very common problem in America and as we age it begins to set into our joints. Too often physical therapy, chiropractic care, and anti-inflammatory medication are unable to control the pain or get us back to the activities we want to perform, PRP in Boca Raton could be your solution.

Now with advances in regenerative medicine, we can use the power of our own bodies to decrease pain, improve function, and regenerate meniscal tears, rotator cuff tendonitis, and hip osteoarthritis. With platelet-rich plasma (PRP) we are using the healing factors within our own blood to heal our aching joints. We take the blood, spin it down and get the growth factors that ignite the healing process. When we get stem cells from our bodies, we can use these powerful building cells to regrow tissue and heal chronic tears and cartilage loss. All of this is done with injections of these materials into the joints themselves. In severe cases we now have the option of combining arthroscopic surgery with stem cell therapy to get even greater results.

Stem Cell Therapy (Regenerative Medicine)

Stem cells are the body's "repairmen" – when directed to the site of an injury or a damaged tissue area, the cells act to repair the damage and help heal the injury. The stem cells used by Marcie A Merson, M.D. for stem cell treatment in boca raton | stem cell treatment delray beach are mesenchymal stem cells harvested from the patient's own body and are not of embryonic origin.

In more severe cases of joint or spinal tissue damage, the body's natural supply of stem cells may be insufficient to repair the wound. The body's natural supply of mesenchymal stem cells also tends to decrease with age. Used in conjunction with PRP injections, which call stem cells to the site of the damage, Adipose derived stem cells encourages damaged body cells to repair themselves.

What can I expect from treatment?

The treatments consist of an injection of PRP or stem cells – previously harvested from the patient in under 15 minutes – delivered at the site of pain or damaged tissue. While the total number of injections required may vary depending on age and the severity and type of the condition, most patients require 2-4 sets of injections spaced apart.

As the treatment is a repair process, it may take some time before patients begin to see an improvement in their condition. Tissue typically takes between 2 and 3 months to repair itself, but most patients notice a change in their symptoms and condition before then. Approximately 86% of patients surveyed who have undergone PRP or stem cell therapy report being satisfied with their treatment and that they would do it again.

Please note that patients with active cancers and/or infections are not candidates for PRP and stem cell therapy. NSAID users will be required to suspend their medication several days before their injections and for 2 weeks afterward.