The use of certain forms of stem cell therapy to treat medical conditions and illnesses have been around for years. Traditionally, stem cells (more commonly known as bone marrow transplants) have been used to treat patients suffering from the side effects of chemotherapy for the treatment of cancers, like leukemia and lymphoma. With groundbreaking advancements in research and medical technology over the last few decades, the potential for stem cells to provide vital treatment options for a range of medical conditions is starting to come to light.
Stem Cell Therapy Beverly Hills
Stem cell therapy Beverly Hills expert and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steven Meier of Meier Orthopedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine is among an elite group of doctors pioneering the use of regenerative medicine to treat a range of orthopedic conditions.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cells are unique in that they are what is known as undifferentiated cells, meaning they can develop into and take the form of many different kinds of tissue, such as the connective tissue that keeps the joints in the human body functioning properly.With the onset of age-related diseases, like osteoarthritis, the cartilage in the joints and knees can deteriorate and erode over time. Injuries to the joints can also lead to cartilage loss and deterioration, which can often be seen in professional athletes and highly active individuals.
Cartilage does not regenerate on its own, and once it has completely eroded or deteriorated, the options for repairing the damage were fairly limited prior to the development of stem cell therapy treatments for orthopedic conditions. Whether the patient is an all-star pitcher for a professional sports team, like the New York Yankees, or a warehouse worker suffering from a work-related injury, stem cell therapy has the potential to help patients heal from orthopedic conditions that may have previously been untreatable beyond the management of symptoms like pain and limited mobility.
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