What Are Stem Cells?

You’ve likely heard some news about stem cells in recent years, but you might not actually know what they are. Stems cells are undifferentiated biological cells. That means they can change from one cell type to another type. They can also divide and produce more stem cells quite quickly.

With advances in medicine and technology, stem cell injection therapy has become the new gold standard when it comes to regenerative medicine due to the larger concentration of cells that rapidly reproduce at the treatment site. This means that stem cell therapy allows for faster renewal and repair response times.

Today there are many options when it comes to the treatment of musculoskeletal problems which include Osteoarthritis and strains, sprains, or tears of muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Stem cell therapy has become the gold standard of regenerative medicine. The three basic types of stem cells are:

1.Natural tissue stem cells found in the human body including in the abdomen and bone marrow

2.Embryonic stem cells which are grown in a laboratory from cells from the early embryo

3.Reprogrammed, or induced pluripotent stem cells, made from adult specialized cells in a laboratory

If you’re still a bit confused about what stem cells are or want to find out what they can do for you, contact The Knee Institute and Regenerative Medicine today at 248-804-7226.


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