Stem cell therapy is a complex and diverse process, and at Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, we want to help every patient understand the steps involved, as well as the benefits stem cells can produce. In two previous blogs, we spoke about mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells, explaining their origin and function, and in this post, we’ll cover the third major cell category – endothelial stem cells. These cells, along with mesenchymal and hematopoietic cells, form that complex environment that makes tissue healing and regeneration possible.
What Are Endothelial Cells?
Endothelial stem cells are the cells needed to create the blood vessels that transport nutrients and waste to and from newly formed cells created by mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells. The vessels are very important, since the new cells need nutrients to thrive and promote healing at the injured site, and without blood vessels, the cell would not be viable and therefore not as beneficial to the regeneration process. Scientists and researchers have done extensive work on the origin and function of stem cells, and our clinical staff are always staying up-to-date on the latest medical reports and findings regarding endothelial cells and their purpose within stem cell therapy.
Endothelial cells, along with mesenchymal and hematopoietic cells, can be found in adult bone marrow, and during aspiration can be drawn from the pelvis. Once the cells have been drawn, concentrated, and injected into the injury site, they can begin their work in healing your body from within.
If you have questions about stem cell therapy, or would like to schedule a consultation to see how our treatments could benefit you, please call or visit today.
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