Osteoarthritis is a disabling disorder related to immune dysfunction and auto-antibodies that often involves multiple joints that may include knees, ankles, hips, shoulders, elbows and the spine. Patients with Osteoarthritis and chronic degenerative cartilage joint disease that are severe and unresponsive to standard therapy should consider the use of stem cells. This includes patients that have chronic pain in multiple joints, marked swelling of joints, disabling arthritis of the spine, and/or patients that have restrictions in using their hands or walking.
Osteoarthritis is caused by misuse or chronic trauma to a joint. It generally may involve less generalized involvement of joints, often solitary. Treatments include anti-inflammatories and steroids that will offer temporary relief of symptoms. Severe chronic disease may result in needing surigcal joint replacements.
Treatment by Stem Cell Genetic Med consists of the following:
- Autologous stem cells derived from the patient’s own bone marrow or peripheral blood are given intravenously or directly into the affected joint(s).
- Stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood are pluripotent and can form cell lines that are more effective. Patients can be given precursor cartilage cells called chrondrocytes that are can be given intravenously or into effected joints. In addition patients can be given immunological dendritic stem cells that will interfere with autoimmune antibodies that damage joints in rheumatoid arthritis. The basic biology for this therapy is putting umbilical cord stem cells into a culture with specific growth factors and nutrients that program the cells to form chrondrocytes and dendritic cells, which become the basis for the treatment.
Contact us today to book an appointment and discuss the best way to treat your condition or that of any member of your family – with stem cell treatment options. Call us 561-557-3358