WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cells therapy is used in human and veterinary medicine for its regenerate and healing potential. Stem cells are progenitor cells that have the function to transform into any cell type in the body. They are considered the master of healing, because of the their multiple protective functions. Stem cells regulate the immune system and the inflammatory processes after injury. The main function of stem cells is to turn off the inflammatory cascade and block the tissue degeneration and promote early repair.
WHERE ARE STEM CELL COLLECTED FROM?
Stem cells are present in any tissues of the body, and the fat is the most common source where they are collected due to it large availability in the body. Other sources are the bone marrow (bone marrow transplant in human), and umbilical cord blood.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cells are considered the master of healing cells of the body. They manage and contribute to reduction in pain, inflammation and protect against formation of unwanted scar tissue.
WHICH CONDITIONS ARE TREATED WITH STEM CELL THERAPY?
Stem cells have been used in veterinary medicine for injuries involving tendons, ligaments, joints and spinal injuries. Future applications will include autoimmune conditions and cancer.
IS STEM CELL THERAPY INDICATED FOR ANY CONDITIONS?
Stem cell is not indicated to treat all medical conditions, and it is important to understand that it does not substitute surgery. Stem cell transplant is not the treatment for ligaments, tendons and cartilage tear as well as hip and elbow dysplasia. Most often stem cell therapy is used in conjunction with surgery to assist in healing.