How Do Stem Cells Work in Regenerating an Arthritic Joint?

15 June 2022
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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of work disability in the United States and affects 24% of all adults. For many people, arthritis limits their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks and reduces their quality of life. 

Thankfully, emerging advancements in regenerative medicine present a new solution for debilitating arthritis pain. Stem cell therapy is a regenerative treatment that can help patients overcome arthritis pain. This method supports the body’s ability to heal arthritis joints, rather than masking the pain. 

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are a type of human cell that can convert into many different types of cells with specific functions. With anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to prompt tissue regeneration, stem cells have the capacity to repair damaged tissue throughout the body.  

How Stem Cell Therapy Works For Arthritis

In stem cell therapy, stem cells are harvested by aspirating bone marrow from the patient’s pelvis or collecting fat cells from the abdomen. After the stem cells are concentrated in a centrifuge, they can be administered to the area of concern with an injection. For patients with arthritis, stem cells can be injected directly into an arthritis joint. 

During the weeks and months following the injections, the stem cells will work to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. For arthritis patients, stem cells are thought to regenerate into cartilage cells and help slow down cartilage degeneration, as well as heal damaged tissue within the arthritic joint. 

By offsetting joint degeneration caused by arthritis, stem cells can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve mobility in arthritis patients.  

Stem Cell Therapy For Arthritis at Regenerative Orthopedic Institute

At the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute, we offer stem cell treatments for patients with degenerative joint conditions, including arthritis. To learn more about stem cell injections and whether they could help you overcome arthritis pain, schedule an appointment at our clinic today.