Stem Cells

Stem Cells Therapy in Miami Beach

About Stem Cell Therapy –Walk-In Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides the latest cutting-edge treatments for Stem Cell Therapy in South Miami. Stem cell therapy is the most exciting addition to the regenerative medicine field. A person’s own healing cells are obtained from bone marrow, fat, and blood (in various combinations or alone) and then injected into the area which has a cellular deficiency that is causing pain. Early stem cell research has traditionally been associated with the controversial use of embryonic stem cells. The new focus is on non-embryonic adult mesenchymal stem cells which are found in a person’s own blood, bone marrow, and fat. Cell therapy around the world is shifting its focus from bone marrow based cells to adipose (fat) derived cells since the cells are easy to obtain and generally very robust. The goal is to stimulate the repair of injured tissues just like Mannitol Prolotherapy and PRP, both of which are dependent on the body having a sufficient amount of repair cells available at the site of the injury. “Cellular depletion” occurs if a joint area has been chronically injured and inflamed over an extended period of time. There are fewer repair cells available as they have been used up over time. Stem Cell therapy involves taking good repair cells from either the bone marrow or the adipose (fat) tissue, both known to contain adult stem cells, and injecting them into the injured painful site. Stem Cells can be harvested and injected into our own degenerated joints and ligaments. These cells upon contact with injured joint surfaces or other damaged tissue are able to determine which cells are damaged and which are not. These repair cells target and repair the areas of tissue injury, including osteoarthritis and other injured types of tissue such as ligaments and tendons.AMA has run clinical studies to validate the use of adult stem cells. In certain degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis when an individual’s stem cell potency appears depleted, with reduced proliferative capacity and decreased ability to differentiate, stem cells can target these cells and create an entirely new line of cell tissue that restores function and is pain free.

Stem Cell therapy is the next frontier for prolotherapy aimed at creating joint regeneration and/or spine regeneration. It is a minor medical and surgical procedure, in which stem cells are taken from bone marrow aspiration and/or adipose tissue (fat cells). The procedure is very innovative and only takes about an hour.

Types Of Stem Cell Treatments:

  • Bone Marrow
  • Adipose (Fat)

Our goal is to stimulate the repair of injured tissues. We often combine Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy with Stem Cell Therapies & Prolotherapy.

Stem Cell Therapy Miami Beach – What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are directly responsible for healing damaged tissues after injuries. They are the body’s raw materials — cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. These daughter cells either become new stem cells (self-renewal) or can become specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle or bone. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types. It is this function that interests those of us in regenerative medicine. Regenerative Medicine is the process of creating living, functional tissues to repair or replace tissue or organ function lost due to damage, or congenital defects. This field holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs in the body by stimulating previously irreparable organs to heal themselves. This ability of the stem cell to generate into new cell types and replace injured cells (and treat the root cause of the disease or injury) and thus heal injuries and diseases previously that were either incurable or for which only anti-inflammatory medicines (which do not help the root cause) or surgery (with poor success rates) were the treatments available. Stem cells can differentiate into the necessary cells required for healing and relieve pain and instability in regards to joint, tendon, ligament and bone problems.

What Is Stem Cell Therapy? 

Stem cells are harvested from your own bone marrow or your own fat (usually from around the belly).They are then concentrated and isolated and then injected directly into the painful area so in essence, once injected into the injured area, signals are sent to the brain that can “trick” your body into thinking that there has been a new injury and then the brain starts to send growth factors, healing factors and blood vessels and platelets to the area to treat the injury, relieve the pain and tenderness and begin the healing cascade. The injured area became painful simply because it never healed right after the initial event and now you get a second chance at healing. The stem cells have the ability to turn into healthy versions of the damage cells that they encounter. They contain growth factors and proteins to trigger the growth of new connective tissue and new blood vessels to allow healing to occur in the injured site.

Stem Cell Therapy – What Conditions Can It Treat?

Stem cell therapy in Miami Beach can treat osteoarthritis of any joint including “bone on bone”, back pain including degenerated disks, stenosis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sciatica, neck pain, sports injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, rotator cuff tears, ACL tears, torn meniscus, ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, torn shoulder labrum, hip pain or hip labrum tears, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ syndrome, bone spurs, and avascular necrosis of the hip to name a few conditions.

Stem cell injections are useful to treat and help regrow bone and halt the progression of avascular necrosis of the femoral head, (in the hip-joint), as well as in other bones and most types of ligament sprains and tendinitis and tendinosis too. Using these therapies may prevent one from having to undergo a total hip replacement, which is very complicated and for which there is a high degree of having to go through additional surgeries. Many patients often come to us who have already had surgery and yet are still suffering and seek us out to alleviate or relieve their pain and suffering.

Degenerative arthritis of the hip, spine, knee, ankle, foot shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand can also be treated with stem cell injections. Meniscal and labral tears, bulging or herniated discs, and certain cartilage deterioration, including some bone on bone, can also be treated too. Stem cells are helpful in relieving the pain and instability in the treated areas.

Stem cells Miami Beach offer new hope to many patients for conditions that they have previously been told were hopeless or “just live with it” or that it was time for more surgery. It is a viable option in medicine today for many injuries and problems, especially in regards to joint and bone problems that are causing pain because they have never healed in the first place. There is no such thing as chronic pain; it is simply acute pain that has been handled poorly for months or years.