What is stem cell treatment, and is it good for injuries?
BJJ Black Belt Ray Elbe has had over 11 knee procedures done to fix the structural damage and instability he’s had in his knee. He has suffered complete tears of his ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, and Meniscus…twice. Looking for other treatments to deal with the pain and arthritis he recently visited @bioxcellerator_ in Medellin a Colombia for stem cell treatments.
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1. WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY AND HOW SAFE IS IT?
Stem cell therapy is a therapy that uses your own body stem cells for regenerating certain tissues that need regeneration. It is very safe and it uses your own cells that are taken from your fat through liposuction. That way you have no allergic reactions. It is done in sterile conditions so there is no chance for infection.
2. WHAT CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH STEM CELLS AND HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT? CAN YOU GIVE US EXAMPLES?
Stem cell therapy is a rather new kind of therapy, and all the illnesses and conditions that can be treated with stem cells are expanding. What is certain now is that most orthopedic problems can be solved using stem cells. Gonarthrosis, coxarthrosis, some major fractures that are very difficult to heal. Those are the things that are mostly treated with stem cells. In short, today stem cell therapy for orthopedic injuries is common.
3. WHAT ABOUT SPORTS INJURIES?
Sports injuries are certainly a part of conditions that can be treated. As sports people know, it is very easy to damage your knee or damage your hip, or ankle or shoulder, and cartilage in these joints cannot be regenerated by the body itself. Rather it needs help.
So what is done is to infiltrate stem cells into joints, they regenerate the cartilage and it solves your problem.