Doctors from the Melbourne Stem Cell Center are using stem cells to regrow damaged knee cartilage. Over 70 patients have had their own isolated and expanded mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) injected into their own knee joints. In initial results, half of those treated at Melbourne Stem Cell Center saw a three-quarters reduction in pain and vastly improved knee function.
“The ability to see that the arthritis is not progressing is exciting — but to see reversal and regrowth in cartilage in some patients is incredibly exciting,” said Dr Julien Freitag, chief clinical investigator, “there are many avenues, not just within musculoskeletal, where stem cell therapy may revolutionize medicine. This is not just promise — we are actually seeing the reality of stem cell therapy now, which is exciting.”
Recovering dental stem cells when a person is young provides an ideal source of stem cells for the type of treatments being investigated by the researchers, because MSCs gathered early in life have greater plasticity than mature MSCs and are more active and proliferative – just what will be needed for these types of treatments. Additionally, using a patient’s own stem cells negates the need to find a suitable donor and eliminates the chances of rejection of the transplanted tissue (and long-term treatment to prevent it). To learn more about banking your stem cells to insure your family’s future health, visit StemSave or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.
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