If you’ve done any research into stem cell therapy, you’ve probably come across the phrase “mesenchymal stem cells.” Unless you have access to a medical dictionary or took the time to look it up online, “mesenchymal” isn’t a word you encounter on a daily basis. While they may seem somewhat complex, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are simply adult stem cells that are found in bone marrow. Initial research has shown that MSCs can differentiate into fat, bone, and cartilage cells, and that potential is what makes them so beneficial when it comes to stem cell injections.
At Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine & Wellness, one of our primary goals is to help patients repair damaged cartilage in their joints and tendons. When a person damages their knee cartilage or tears their ACL, the recovery time can be lengthy, and surgery might be required. With mesenchymal stem cells, it is possible for the cartilage to begin to repair itself. This will of course depend on the severity of the injury and the extent of the damage to the cartilage. A complete ligament tear will most likely require surgery, but a partial tear could be repaired through stem cell therapy.
Research is always continuing on stem cells and their many benefits. Mesenchymal stem cells are just one aspect of this ever-growing medical treatment, and our staff is always working to keep up on the latest technology and treatment options. It is our mission to provide every patient with optimal care, and help them find the best path to healing and recovery.
Greater Austin Regenerative Medicine and Wellness Center
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Kyle, TX 78640
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