FAQ’s on Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Injection Therapy
What is a Stem Cell Injection?
A stem cell injection is one of the newest treatment options available to patients, and involves the use of the body’s own undeveloped cells to heal damaged tissues.
When specialized tissues such as cartilage or muscle are damaged, it is difficult for the body to produce these quick enough to adequately treat the injury. In some cases, like cartilage, the body cannot produce these cells at all. Stem cells are able to adapt and become these specialized cells, providing a means to stimulate the body’s own healing process for a better and faster recovery. Stem cell injections are quickly becoming a way to potentially treat injuries that would otherwise be permanent.
What will a Stem Cell Injection treat?
The exact capabilities of a stem cell injection are currently just working theories, with many still in the clinical testing stage. Assuming that the stem cells are harvested correctly, it is theoretically possible to create an injection that can treat nearly every injury of the body. This is due to the ability of stem cells to become any cell of the body, allowing for the replacement of cells that are lost due to injury.
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