Adult Stem Cell Therapy is the use of the patient’s own stem cells to regenerate, treat or prevent a disease or condition. For this new cells to heal a chronic injury or illness, they have to be extracted, treated and isolated, and reintroduced via stem cell therapies. Most of the clinics fail in the step of isolating the stem cell in the laboratory. Our partnered clinic is a reference in this therapy with years of experience in regenerative medicine using stem cells.
Stem cells help to create new cells in existing healthy tissues and may help to repair tissues in those structures that are injured or damaged. Orthopaedic surgeons have focused their attention on mesenchymal stem cells which are obtained from living adult tissue. Several studies and clinic trials have been done for more than 7 years now and the results show adequate safety and minimal complication associated with mesenchymal cell transplantation. Stem cell procedures are being used for treating bone fractures and nonunions, regenerating articular cartilage in arthritic joints, healing ligaments or tendons, and replacing degenerative vertebral disks.
Osteoarthritis is a disease that causes progressive degeneration of articular cartilage structure and can affect any joint in the body causing inflammation, pain and deformity in varying degrees. Usually, it progresses slowly, not requiring treatment or it can be controlled either by medication or physical therapy, but in some cases, it causes pain and difficulty walking and even a prosthesis implantation is required.
More than 90% of patients with advanced arthrosis treated with mesenchymal stem cells have obtained a highly significant relief of pain and difficulty walking. The improvement in pain and functional disability is experienced between 1 and 3 months after treatment and there is a continuous improvement during the first 2 years of treatment.
Through a procedure called Magnetic Resonance Cartigram has been found that the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with mesenchymal stem cells has the ability to stop the progressive loss of cartilage and produce a regenerative effect.
In the absence of complications and excellent efficacy observed, the Competent Authority – Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) – authorizes our partnered clinic to continue making customized treatments, under the administrative form of “compassionate use treatment.” It also allows the research team to apply the treatment in other joints: hip, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand joints since the therapeutic concept is the same as in the knee.
Our partnered clinic is pioneer in clinical research and stem cell treatment.
They have found suitable the use of adult stem cells in the treatment of certain degenerative intervertebral disc disorders causing chronic low back pain. The treatment can be performed in patients who present chronic low back pain attributable to lumbar disc degeneration.