In recent years, numerous stem cell therapies have flooded the healthcare market. After diligent and ongoing research, the physicians at Hawaii Island Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine have decided that autologous stem cells are the treatment of choice for musculoskeletal regeneration based on safety and efficacy.
The word “autologous” refers to stem cells harvested form a patient’s own body and reinjected into a specific location. Since autologous stem cells come from the patients own body, there is no risk of rejection or infection from transplanted tissue, which are real concerns when using stem cells from another organism.
Stem cell therapy targets a particular kind of stem cell, called the “mesenchymal” stem cell, which is the scientific name for a pluripotent stem cell capable of differentiating into diverse forms of musculoskeletal tissue, and capable of controlling the growth and organization of musculoskeletal tissue through growth factor release. Although controversial among regenerative medicine physicians, the most up to date research and clinical experience has shown that the easiest and most effective way to harvest stem cells from a patient for use in regenerative medicine is to harvest and concentrate MSC from the bone marrow. 1, 2,
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue found inside bones. It contains cells a relatively large concentration of mesenchymal stem cells in addition to hematopoetic stem cells that produce white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.
Using a simple surgical procedure in the office, employing both sterile and aseptic in office technique, and with ultrasound guidance, an aspirate is taken from inside the patient’s bone marrow. Form this aspirate, mesenchymal stem cells are then concentrated with a special centrifuge. These cells are then reinjected into precise musculoskeletal areas using ultrasound guidance when necessary.
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