Until fairly recently, most people suffering from joint damage and irreversible cartilage loss, whether through a sports injury or orthopedic condition like osteoarthritis, were rather limited in terms of options for treatment. The cartilage in each joint, which does not grow back on its own once lost, performs an essential function in lubricating and protecting the joints from friction, pain, and further injury that can ultimately lead to loss of function. In the past, once the cartilage was gone, it was gone for good. This often left many people, from recreationally active adults, to seniors and professional athletes alike, with a potential lifetime of pain and problems with movement around the affected joint.
Joint Tissue Regeneration
The relatively new and revolutionary field of joint tissue regeneration is changing the way Dr. Steven Meier, an orthopedic surgeon and regenerative medicine expert at Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine in Beverly Hills, can treat patients affected with joint tissue damage and cartilage degeneration.
Through the use of stem cell therapy, orthopedic surgeons can help patients suffering from chronic joint inflammation, and as well as the cartilage and bone erosion often typical in patients suffering from arthritis. Through the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), Dr. Meier can help to regenerate lost joint tissue and cartilage. MSCs are a unique category of human tissue in that they are highly adaptive and undifferentiated, meaning they can become several different forms of connective tissue. This modern form of joint regeneration is currently changing the way joints are being treated.
Stem cell therapy is breathing new life into how orthopedic, specifically joint injuries, are treated. For example, elite professional athletes once facing potentially career ending injuries are now staying in the game longer than previously possible through the use of stem cell therapy.
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