Stem cell research has created pathways to regenerative medicine, laying a foundation for cell based therapies. These have led to solutions for tissues damage and chronic disease which conventional medicines cannot address.
This innovation has made a huge impact in treating cardiac complications and bone disorders, and has also been effective for individuals with type 1 diabetes whose bodies cannot produce insulin. So what is the science behind this new and effective procedure?
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy aims to restore tissue or organs that may have been damaged due to a disease, congenital issues, or trauma. The procedure encourages the reparative response of injured or dysfunctional tissue using stem cells.
These stem cells are first manipulated to specialize into other particular types of cells, for instance those of the heart muscle, nerve cells, or blood cells.
Once specialized, these are then implanted into the person at the site where they are required. The transplanted cells contribute to regaining healthy functioning of the defective muscle or organ by repairing and restoring its cells.
How Does It Work?
The tools used in regenerative medicine include a blend of tissue engineering and cellular therapies. The patient’s own stem cells are harvested in this procedure. These cells are found in bone marrow, or, fatty tissue present usually in the abdominal or buttock region, and are used to stimulate the repair process. Through this, the body repairs or replacesdamaged tissue in bones, joints or soft tissue structures injected.
Regarding joint injections for arthritis, meniscal and acl tears, once processed, the stem cells are injected into the target using fluoroscopic, ultrasound or direct imaging(camera) guidance. The cells are then able to detect proteins that are secreted damaged cartilage cells, initiating the repair process..
As a response, the transplanted cells help produce chondrocytes (cells found in healthy cartilage) and through chondrogenesis (cartilage cell division) replace the injured cartilage with healthy tissue and stimulate regrowth.
These approaches amplify the body’s natural healing process and attempt to restore the function of an organ that has been permanently damaged. This way, it seeks to address injuries and disease that were previously untreatable.
The skilled staff and doctors at RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy are located in Toronto, Thornhill, Cambridge and Richmond, ON, and use the body’s healing potential to treat a variety of conditions through regenerative medicine.
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