When we are conceived and developing we start with one common cell that then divides and so forth. How did we get all our various structures that makes up the human body from that one cell? Stem cells is one short answer. The stem cell is a pluripotent or capable to be made into various kinds of cells / building blocks. The initial cells will get a signal to differentiate into the blood vessels, heart, brain cells, muscle, etc.
This is in a nutshell how stem cells work. When we inject into a joint the cells will differentiate into cartilage and capsular cells, or when we inject into a tendon the cells will form tendon cells.
We have been able to fix achilles tendon ruptures or partial tears with stem cells alone without surgery, in fact, I have not have to do achilles tendon repairs in ages due to stem cells.
Joint pain relieved from 50% to 100% with one stem cell injection. MRI studies show that at 6 months new mature cartilage is noted. Personally, I had a lateral meniscus tear that resolved after my stem cell injection confirmed with pre MRI and an MRI 1 year after.
Where do the stem cells come from? The stem cells that we use are from and FDA approved tissue bank that harvest amniotic tissue from healthy females after a live birth. The chorion layer is removed and pure amnion is harvested and frozen at -80 C to place the cells in animate suspension until ready to use, remember the sea monkeys?
Amniotic stem cells are consistent and hypoallergenic, contains hyaluronic acid intrinsically and will immediately start to relieve joint pain and stiffness. Best results are seen at about six weeks after injection. An ultrasound is used to guide in the injection ensure 100% placement into the target joint or tissue.
This is what I use for myself, my family and friends who want regenerative technology to stay active.
Adult and pediatric flat foot deformity is often overlooked by physicians. Often I hear, "my pediatrician says my child will grow out of it, etc."
Reality is that if uncontrolled, more severe deformities can result such as tendon collapse, tendon tears, hips, knee and back pain.
A lot can be done nowadays for patients from simple implants such as the +HyProCure® implant to bone grafts and fusion. Not all doctors are familiar with these surgical options. Seek one with experience in dealing with pediatric and adult flat foot deformities to get a full picture of your options.