Autologous – FROM YOUR BODY
Through the use of our own stem cells, our bodies are naturally designed to heal from injuries. However, in some cases our bodies are not able to fully repair and recover from these injuries, leaving you suffering in chronic pain.
Autologous stem cell treatments at Regenerative Performance concentrate your own stem cells, either from bone marrow or adipose tissue, for direct treatment into areas that are causing you pain. This approach provides your body with a natural and efficacious approach to healing without the need for surgery.
HOW STEM CELLS WORK
Stem cells are cells that orchestrate tissue repair and healing, and can also differentiate into different types of cells and can also orchestrate a repair response. While there are many kinds of stem cells within all of us, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are the primary stem cells that are effective at treating muscle, joint, and spine pain.
To ensure the most effective and efficient healing, we draw from areas known to be rich in mesenchymal stem cells such as the bone marrow and adipose tissue. We then concentrate those mesenchymal stem cells through a rapid spinning process before precisely injecting them into and around the damaged area in need of repair, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, fat pads, nerves & bone.
Once injected into your injured areas, the mesenchymal stem cells perform a variety of functions, which current research suggests the following:
- Recruiting more stem cells from your body to migrate to the site of damage.
- Secreting growth factors that support a healthy immune and anti-inflammatory response in the damaged area.
- Secreting growth factors that instruct damaged cells in the area to repair themselves and regenerate.
- In some instances, the injected stem cells can differentiate into different cells depending on what kind of cells your body needs – for example, tendon cells, cartilage cells, or ligament cells.
The most fascinating aspect of autologous mesenchymal stem cells is that they are able to sense their environment and respond accordingly. This means in many cases, autologous stem cell treatments are superior to PRP or amniotic/placental products off the shelf.
COMMON CONDITIONS TREATED
Cervical and Lumbar Arthritis
Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Ankle, Wrist & Hands
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Tears
Ankle Ligament Tears
Shoulder and Hip Labral Tears
Tendon & Ligament Tears
BONE MARROW CONCENTRATE
To concentrate your mesenchymal stem cells, a small volume of bone marrow is drawn from your iliac crest, which is called bone marrow aspirate (BMA). The BMA then undergoes a rapid spinning process that separates and concentrates the stem cell layer from the other layers. This stem cell layer, along with some of the plasma, is removed and is now called bone marrow concentrate (BMC). The BMC is then injected back into your injured areas that are in need of repair.
ADIPOSE DERIVED STEM CELLS
To concentrate your mesenchymal stem cells and perivascular cells, a mini liposuction procedure is performed. The lipoaspirate then undergoes several washings to remove the inflammatory oils present in adipose tissue, followed by mechanical emulsification to turn the lipoaspirate into microfat and nanofat. The microfat graft provides a strong scaffold for healing, and the nanofat is rich in mesenchymal stem cells, perivascular cells, and immune cells that aid in the repair and regenerative processes.