Stem Cell Therapy
Did you know your body has the ability to heal itself with stem cells naturally present in your body? The bad news, however, is that the amount and effectiveness of these stem cells diminishes as you get older.
The good news is that technological advances have focused on the healing power of regenerative medicine, like stem cell therapy, which uses harvested stem cells to alleviate symptoms in patients suffering from a large number of acute and chronic orthopedic conditions.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells can change into specialized cells in your body, replicate themselves, and release growth factors that encourage the repair of damaged body tissue such as muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
When stem cells are deployed, they travel to the site of an injury, then release proteins and growth factors that promote healing and help reduce pain and inflammation.
Stem cells also have the ability to increase blood flow to an injured area by forming fresh blood vessels at the site.
Only the Most Effective Stem Cells
At Advanced Sports Medicine Center in Sarasota, Florida, we offer stem cell injections that are derived from umbilical cord tissue – specifically, Wharton’s jelly, a gel-like substance located closest to where donated umbilical cord tissue was attached to the fetus prior to birth. By using this as the source of our stem cell injections, we are able to effectively harness the most potent regenerative properties from tissue that otherwise would be discarded after a live birth.
Assured Safety, Quality
This stem cell product is produced in compliance with the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Good Tissue Practices (GTP) standards, assuring its quality and safety. Research has shown that umbilical cord-derived stem cells are not prone to malignant transformation, making them safe for therapeutic use. Also, stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly do not contain umbilical cord blood, eliminating the chance of any negative immune-system reaction.
Unique Migration Ability
You may be wondering why umbilical cord tissue is used in stem cell therapy. For one thing, umbilical cord stem cells are a type of cell known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs have unique migration ability, allowing these cells to target specific tissue. This “homing” property allows the cells to move from a remote area of the body to zero in on the damaged tissue. Because of this, MSCs can be delivered intravenously and will still manage to reach the target area.
Another reason umbilical cord tissue is used for stem cell therapy is because the youngest stem cells are the most potent, especially the MSCs in Wharton’s jelly. There are other sources of stem cells besides umbilical cord tissue, including bone marrow or fat harvested from the patient’s own body. However, depending on the health and age of the individual, these cells may be less potent and the process to extract them may be more invasive.
Make an Appointment for Stem Cell Therapy Today
At Advanced Sports Medicine Center in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. John Moor addresses a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders affecting bones, cartilage, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments with innovative therapies – including stem cell therapy. To schedule your consultation, call Advanced Sports Medicine Center at (941) 957-1500. You can also request an appointment now.