Commonly affected parts of the body from Osteoarthritis
Stages of Osteoarthritis
- Stage I (doubtful): Minimum disruption of the cartilage
- Stage II (mild): The cartilage starts to break down
- Stage III (moderate): Gaps in the cartilage
- Stage IV (severe): Joint space greatly reduced due to cartilage reduction
Regenerative Cell Therapy at RMG
Regenerative Cell therapy™ (RCT) is optimized for joint injuries and Osteoarthritis of various joints.This regenerative treatment is combining Stem Cell therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma and Prolotherapy.Stem Cells make NEW CELLS within the joints that help with the creation of new cartilage cells which helps to prevent further damage and improves the function of joints
What is Regenerative medicine?
Regenerative medicine is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair. Regenerative medicine itself isn't new — the first bone marrow and solid-organ transplants were done decades ago. But advances in developmental and cell biology, immunology, and other fields have unlocked new opportunities to refine existing regenerative therapies and develop novel ones. Regenerative Medicine includes three interrelated approaches:
• Rejuvenation. Rejuvenation means boosting the body's natural ability to heal itself. Though after a cut your skin heals within a few days, other organs don't repair themselves as readily. But cells in the body once thought to be no longer able to divide (terminally differentiated) — including the highly specialized cells constituting the heart, lungs and nerves — have been shown to be able to remodel and possess some ability to self-heal.
• Replacement. Replacement involves using healthy cells, tissues or organs from a living or deceased donor to replace damaged ones. Organ transplants, such as heart and liver transplants, are good examples.
• Regeneration. Regeneration involves delivering specific types of cells or cell products to diseased tissues or organs, where they will ultimately restore tissue and organ function. This can be done through cell-based therapy or by using cell products, such as growth factors. Bone marrow transplants are an example. Regenerative medicine holds the promise of definitive, affordable health care solutions that heal the body from within.
What is Regenerative Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis™
Regenerative Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis™ is a combination treatment for joint injuries and chronic pain.
This unique therapy allows us to take a dual approach to joint injury and Osteoarthritis with the use of stem cells and GPRP™ to treat within the joint, and the use of prolotherapy to strengthen and regenerate the supporting structure of the joint.
Once RCT™ solution is injected in the painful area, it starts a powerful regenerative process. It starts releasing growth factors, and these will increase blood flow to the area, and generate a healing process. Also, the platelets and growth factors send out signals which calls in the body’s stem cells as well to promote healing. The damaged tissue is replaced by new cells.
This treatment uses your own body's repair mechanisms and growth factors to promote healing.
Additionally we add amniotic stem cells to enhance and strengthen the efficiency of this procedure.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma work?
Platelets play a central role in blood clotting and wound healing. Tissue repair begins with clot formation and platelet degranulation, which release the growth factors necessary for wound repair. Platelet-derived growth factors are biologically active substances that enhance tissue repair mechanisms.
After platelets are activated at a injury site, proteins are released that directly and indirectly influence virtually all aspects of the wound healing cascade. Studies have shown a direct correlation between the platelet concentration and the level of secretory proteins, as well as the amount of proliferation involved in the wound healing.
Specifically, PRP enhances the fibroblastic events involved in tissue healing including chemotaxis, proliferation of cells, proteosynthesis, reparation, extracellular matrix deposition, and the remodeling of tissues.
It is strongly suggested that soft tissue injuries can heal faster with Platelet Rich Plasma treatment.
what are the benefits of Regenerative Cell Therapy for joints?
Regenerative Cell Therapy for Joints™ is primarily for painful joints.
Patients are typically able to return to normal activity following the procedure and are able to avoid the painful and lengthy rehabilitation periods that are typically required to help restore strength, mobility and range-of-motion following invasive joint surgeries.
Lastly, patients are far less vulnerable to the risks of surgeries, such as infection and blood clots.
Who is a candidate for this treatment?
In general, Regenerative Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis™ is advised for moderate osteoarthritis in the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, or thumb.
There are some medical issues (like lymphoma and leukemia) that will preclude you from having a stem cell procedure done.
What is the success rate of a Stem Cell injection?
Our experience is that most patients will have significant relief of pain around 1-2 months post injection.
This will often continue to improve for the first 3-6 months after the procedure.
There are patients who will not get any improvement at all from this procedure, probably around 5-10%.
Does the treatment consist of one injection or multiple injections?
Typically we do one stem cell injection, followed up 6 weeks later with a platelet rich plasma injection.
If you are coming in from out of town, this will be taken into consideration and may be modified.
Our protocol is continually improving. Clinical decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
Who is not a candidate for Stem Cells?
Patients with active cancer
Certain other malignancies or blood borne diseases that you are being treated for
Patient with any systemic infection
This a partial list; Other clinical conditions are determined on a case by case basis .
Where do I send my information?
Please send us your equations and medical information to our Email Address: