Baltimore Stem Cell Treatment for Joints
The human body has amazing regenerative powers to repair damaged tissues as they are worn down through injuries or everyday activities. Bone, muscle, and organ tissues all have some capacity to self-repair using the body’s natural processes. With tissues like cartilage, however, damage tends to be more permanent without medical intervention to rebuild or replace lost tissue. Stem cell treatment offers a solution, as stem cells have the capacity to divide as various cell types, so they can replicate cartilage when they are injected into knee, hip, or shoulder joints affected by osteoarthritis (OA) and other conditions resulting in lost cartilage. As cartilage is worn down in patients with OA or joint injuries, inflammation and pain increase as bones and connective tissues sustain damage from everyday activities. By seeking stem cell treatment at Fidel Integrated Medical Solutions to replenish cartilage in the joints, you can ensure better joint health moving forward without constant pain and discomfort.
What are stem cells?
All cells reproduce by dividing into two new cells, but stem cells are unique, because they are essentially blank cells that can replicate into more blank cells or into specialized cells like blood cells or nerve cells. When used for the treatment of damaged knee, hip, or shoulder joints, stem cells will become chondrocytes, which make up cartilage within the joint. Stem cells may be derived from many sources, but they often come from amniotic fluid, which is the fluid that surrounds an embryo as it develops in the womb.
Is stem cell therapy safe?
Because stem cells are derived from natural sources and they are able to function within the body’s natural healing mechanisms, they are a safe and effective measure for restoring damaged joint tissues. Working with the experienced physicians of Fidel Integrated Medicine, you can rest assured that treatment will be minimally invasive and highly effective in managing joint pain and discomfort.
Are you a candidate for stem cell treatment?
Stem cell treatment is ideal for patients who have experienced extreme wear and tear of the cartilage in major joints like the hips, knees, and shoulders. Because stem cells allow the body to rebuild cartilage, treatment will help to cushion the joints from further damage and reduce the inflammation that causes pain in the joints. Often, patients with OA will be the primary candidates for stem cell treatment, but those who have experienced injuries to a particular joint resulting in lasting pain and discomfort can also benefit from it.
Fidel Integrated Medical Solutions is a part of the Stem Cell Institute of America, making our practice one of the few locations to explore this innovative therapy in Baltimore. To learn more about stem cell therapies and your candidacy for treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation.