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Treating Arthritis with Stem Cells

Posted by devin@stemsave.com on Aug 14, 2013 11:27:42 AM

damaged knee and mesenchymal stem cells

Arthritis affects 44 million individuals in the US resulting in the need for approximately 700,000 knee-replacement and 100,000 hip replacement surgeries every year. Researchers at Stanford University have developed a technique to track the effectiveness of mesenchymal stem cells [the type of stem cells found in teeth] in repairing arthritic joints. Mesenchymal stem cells are capable of differentiating into bone and cartilage, as well as muscle, fat and tendon. The researchers expect to adapt the study for clinical trials in humans this fall.

The ability to track the efficacy of various stem cell treatments will lead to more effective regenerative therapies and mitigate the need for costly and invasive surgeries. The best stem cells to use in these emerging treatments will be the patient’s own [autologous stem cells] as this negates the need to find a suitable donor and eliminates the chances of rejection of the transplanted tissue. To learn how to bank your own valuable stem cells to insure your future health, visit www.StemSave.com or call 877-783-6728 (877-StemSave) today.

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Topics: stemsaveblog, knee replacement, clinical trials, Arthritis, Stemcells, Hip replacement, Knee, hip

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