Stem cell therapy is an innovative minimally invasive treatment that is part of the growing field known as regenerative medicine. Stem cell therapy utilizes your own adult stem cells to treat acute sports injuries and chronic joint and soft tissue degeneration. Stem cells promote your own body's potential to heal itself naturally.
We only use high quality materials. Tupelo Pointe uses proprietary EmCyte technology to ensure pure bone marrow product and higher cell counts.
Stem cell therapy uses a patient’s own stem cells to treat minor to moderate conditions where perviously surgery would be the primary option. Stem cell therapy is an alternative to surgery through an office based procedure.
The Emcyte system delivers the optimal combination cellular products.
Stem cells can be used to treat osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear breakdown) of joints. It can be used to treat degenerative (partial tears) of tendons.
Dr. Wang uses stem cells in combination with functional medicine to address biomechanical, nutritional, movement, health factors that are contributing to musculoskeletal issues.
Stem cell therapy helps the body repair itself naturally. The cells neutralize inflammation and accelerate healing. They have the potential to regenerate injured cartilage tissue, tendons, bone, muscle, ligaments and vertebral annular disc cartilage.
Stem cells are the construction workers of the body’s repair mechanism. The primary role of stem cells is to maintain and initiate the healing of damaged tissue and replenish dying or damaged cells. Stem cells find the damaged tissue and have the potential to initiate its repair or regeneration. Stem cells have high natural growth factors that promote healing. These growth factors also naturally decrease inflammation.
What to Expect:
This office based procedure takes 45 minutes. A local anesthetic with minimal discomfort. This technique begins by harvesting a patient’s own stem cells found in both adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow, concentrating the cells into a small injectable volume. This is then injected to areas needing repair and healing.
Patient’s stem cells are obtained from their pelvic (hip) bone. Adipose derived cells are obtained from abdominal fat through a small incision. Dr. Wang then concentrates the stem cells over 10 fold in an Emcyte centrifuge.
Most patients feel no improvement for at least 3 weeks and possibly 6-8 weeks. There may be mild swelling at the injection site. There is typically no discomfort at the harvest/donor site. Once you feel improvement, you will notice continued improvement expanding over 6 months.
There have been numerous clinical studies that show significant and lasting reduction in pain for a variety of injuries. Common injuries include early to advanced arthritis, knee and shoulder pain. 85% of patients experience a benefited result from treatment. Multiple clinical studies have shown that when effective, the results last many years.
- To read about the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons summation of available research studies, click here.
- Click here to read a recent publication regarding the medical efficacy of stem cells in knee osteoarthritis.
- To read a landmark study on stem cell use in knee osteoarthritis, click here.
- Case control study demonstrating the effectiveness of stem cells in rotator cuff tears
- Evidence for the regenerative properties of stem cells in meniscal pathology
Legal & Ethical Issues:
The FDA and consumer advocates take issue with unsanctioned use of stem cells and the overt claim that stem cells can guarantee an outcome. Like all medical procedures, the harvesting and use of stromal vascular fraction and bone marrow derived stem cells has both risks and benefits. There is research surrounding the outcomes. At Tupelo Pointe Healing Arts, stem cells and stromal vascular fraction are used for musculoskeletal conditions for which there is sufficient evidence.
- To read more about the opinion statements set out by Andrew Ittleman, JD of the The Orthobioloic Institute, click here.
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