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Autologous Stem Cell Therapy


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, 

Stem Cell Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate

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. 

A short list of the conditions we treat with autologous stem cell therapy at Hawaii Island Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine includes:

  • Chronic Myofascial Pain

  • Back & Neck Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Sports Injury

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Neuropathy

  • Chronic Ligament Pain

  • Ligament Inflammation & Laxity

  • Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Knee Arthritis & Meniscal Tears

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Ankle Sprains/Arthritis

  • Hip Pain

  • Chronic Strain

  • Chronic Tendonitis

  • Carpal Tunnel

Please contact us or schedule an appointment to see if regenerative musculoskeletal medicine at Hawaii Island Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine is right for you.

 References

  1. Chahla, MD, Dean, et al. (2016) Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate for the Treatment of Chondral Injuries and Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
  2. Hauser. MD, Orlofsky (2013) Regenerative Injection Therapy with Whole Bone Marrow Aspirate for Degenerative Joint Disease: A Case Series. Clinical Medical Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disorders
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