We use stem cells derived from the patient’s own body in order to minimize the risk of allergic reaction or disease transmission. We are able to get your own stem cells from bone marrow aspiration which is a procedure that can be done in the office with minimal discomfort. The two primary sources of bone marrow we use are the posterior iliac crest (posterior hip) and the proximal tibia below the knee. The bone marrow regenerates and multiple procedures can be done over time. After drawing out the bone marrow, the stem cells are then concentrated using FDA approved commercially available machine to create bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) which can then be injected into an area requiring stem cell therapy. The BMC concentrating process takes about 15 to 30 minutes in the office. Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMC) contains Stem Cells, Platelet derived The first step is to determine if you are a good candidate for an adult stem cell procedure. Your physician will want a history of your condition and a physical examination followed by a battery of blood reports. While stem cell therapy may be appropriate for certain conditions, it is not applicable for every condition. However, it is has proven to be a viable option for several individuals suffering from diabetes, pain, premature ovarian failure, endometrial thinning, azoospermia, psoriasis. Good candidates for adult stem cell treatment usually are: • A patient that wants to avoid the inherent complications that come with an invasive surgical procedure • A pain sufferer that is interested in an option that offers potential for an overall improved quality of life • A person who understands that surgery sets off a cascade of further degeneration, and is prepared to benefit from the body’s own regenerative mechanisms. • Every patient is different, the success of the stem cell therapy is dependent on the severity of your condition and your body’s response to stem cell therapy.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMC) contains Stem Cells, Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), Fibroblast growth factor (FGF), Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Interleukin 8 (IL-8), Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b), Insulin like growth factor 1, 2 (IGF-1,2), Epidermal growth factor (EGF), Platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), Fibroblast growth factor (FGF), Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Interleukin 8 (IL-8), Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-b), Insulin like growth factor 1, 2 (IGF-1,2) and Epidermal growth factor (EGF).
Scientists and doctors have made tremendous advances in moving regenerative medicine into the mainstream as a treatment for many diseases and disorders. Regenerative medicine takes advantage of our natural ability to heal ourselves by using the healthy adult stem cells found throughout the body. Laboratory and clinical research has shown that it is possible to use adult stem cells to restore lost, damaged or aging cells to effectively regenerate tissue and provide some patients with an alternative to surgery.
Adult stem cells were discovered over 40 years ago when researchers found that cells derived from bone marrow had the ability to form various tissues. Adult stem cells are early stage cells that, under the right conditions, are capable of developing into other types of cells and hold the potential to regenerate damaged tissue. AUTOLOGOUS ADULT STEM CELLS (ASCS) are being used to treat many types of chronic pain and degeneration. Currently doctors are treating shoulder, knee, hip, and spine degeneration, in addition to soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) and other bone related injuries.