Stem cells are revolutionizing the way we practice medicine by its promise of providing novel treatment options today and in the future for cosmetic treatments and for manymedical conditions.
Among the most common stem cell treatments that are available today are stem cell treatments for joint conditions. Different stem cell technologies are being developed and tested around the world for treating joints.
Most technologies rely on bone marrow or embryonic stem cells that require cell culture and/or manipulation in a laboratory and therefore require scientific studies to prove their long-term safety before they may be granted FDA approval. Unlike these treatment methods, the Stem Cell Lift®procedure harnesses the natural healing power of stem cells found in your own body fat, without the need to grow or manipulate these cells in a laboratory, to treat joints, therefore it does not require FDA approval. The Stem Cell Lift joint renewal procedure may improve the joint symptoms without the need to undergo major surgery.
The most natural and safest method of stem cell use is to allow the genetically programmed stem cells found in your fat to carry out their reparative and regenerative functions in the body. One type of the regenerative cells found in the fat are mesenchymal tissue stem cells that are known to have the unique ability to differentiate fat, muscle, bone, cartilage, and nerve insulating cells. The use of these cells may reduce pain, discomfort, stiffness and other joint symptoms with a simple joint injection. Most patients report marked improvement of symptoms and have avoided the risks, costs, pain, downtime, and long recovery associated with joint replacements, chronic pain medications, or serial steroid injections that may give temporary relief. Although there is no long-term data available for this new treatment, initial clinical results are very promising.