What is knee stem cell treatment?
This is an alternative to most of the traditional approaches to knee joint pain treatment. The advantage of this treatment is that it
Stem cells are found throughout our body and they can:
If these cells are placed in a certain environment, they transform themselves to suit that environment. For instance, stem cells placed near a damaged cartilage will develop into a cartilage tissue later on.
The common type of stem cells used for treating arthritis is called Mesenchymal Stem Cells. They are usually collected from a patient’s fat, blood or bone marrow. This process of collecting stem cells is called Harvesting. The different harvesting techniques are:
This treatment basically extracts stem cells from an area of high density and then injecting them into the damaged is to help heal the body naturally.
Who needs this?
There is no medical guideline for who should receive stem cell treatments that is left to the patients and doctors to decide.
Some cases that have been considered for stem cell therapy are:
Some of the common knee injuries and conditions that can be treated with stem cells are:
The procedure is usually performed on the same day. The cells are harvested and re-injected the same day. Some patients might prefer a series of injections over a period of a week. The procedure includes:
Blood is taken from a vein in your arm and this is processed in a lab with the stem cell sample.
Dr Banarji B.H, Best Orthopedic Specialist provides Treatment for Knee Stem Cell.