Our Stem cell services
What is stem cell treatment?
Stem cell therapy is a state-of-the-art procedure that involves taking healthy stem cells from an area of the body, usually the abdomen where there is fat tissue. The cells are then processed externally before being injected directly into the affected area. Once in the joint, the stem cells regenerate and encourage healthy cartilage, tissue, tendons, or bone to grow and ultimately your joint to heal.
When is stem cell therapy the right option?
Stem cell treatment won’t be the first option you arrive at as soon as you start feeling a twinge in your joint and it won’t be the right course of action for every patient. However, for some individuals who have been suffering with chronic and severe joint pain for a long time, it can be life changing. Stem cell therapy is one of the most advanced regenerative treatments and should be worth consideration if you’re experiencing joint issues as a result of:
- Traumatic ligament injuries
- Degenerative conditions
- Meniscus tears
If you think you could be right for stem cell therapy in London, contact London Cartilage Clinic today to book a consultation with one of our specialists.
How can London Cartilage Clinic help?
As a high-end medical clinic, situated on the well-known Harley Street, our stem cell cartilage specialists are at the top of their field. We provide some of the most innovative and advanced treatments for joint issues with a proven track record of success. With years of industry experience and a detailed knowledge of various joint conditions and solutions, our team pride themselves on offering a premium patient experience that generates effective long-lasting results.
What are the benefits of stem cell therapy?
There are several benefits to pursing stem cell treatment including:
- The procedure itself is quick and can be done on an outpatient basis.
- There are minimal side effects as it uses your body’s own resources, which also aids recovery time.
- You can delay or even potentially avoid a more serious treatment option like invasive surgery on the joint.
- You should start to notice a difference in your symptoms after only a few weeks and can eventually increase your activity levels without your previous discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Stem cells can be found in various areas, most commonly for stem cell therapy they are taken from bone marrow or abdominal fat. The cells harvested are called mesenchymal stem cells and bone marrow treatment is often referred to as BMC (bone marrow concentrate).
Stem cell therapy is a reliable and effective way of treating conditions like osteoarthritis and cartilage defects as well as trauma to joints from injury. This treatment is an option for patients who haven’t responded to other more conservative treatment and want to avoid surgery. Additionally, bone marrow stem cells are beneficial for treating fractures that haven’t healed properly.
Mesenchymal stem cells are taken from the fat tissue in the abdomen or from bone marrow in fully matured adults. They can only differentiate into connective tissue cells. Embryotic stem cells come from an undifferentiated inner mass of an embryo, meaning these stem cells can differentiate into any type of cell.