Stem Cell Therapy
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right For You?
- Adipose Tissue
Adipose Tissue (Autologous Stem Cells)
Adipose is used in regenerative medicine procedures because mesenchymal stem cells can be isolated from almost every tissue in the human body. The central connecting aspect to explain this fact is that all of these tissues are vascularized and that every blood vessel in the body has mesenchymal cells in abluminal locations. These perivascular cells can be summarily called Pericytes. Adipose-Derived MSCs are being used therapeutically because they undergo homing to sites of inflammation or tissue injury and they secrete massive levels of bioactive agents that are both immunomodulatory and trophic.
- FDA Cleared
- Low Risk – as it is your own cells
Did you know?
MSCs are found as perivascular cells and, even in large vessels, in the adventitia but, again, not in the generic connective tissue. To best understand the native, functional properties of MSCs, think PERICYTES.
Fat is a versatile tissue that plays essential roles in the way our body functions, but one of the most remarkable is the role that fat may play in how we heal. A variety of studies over many decades have been conducted exploring the healing potential of fat. There is even documentation describing the use of fat to accelerate the healing of soldiers’ battle wounds during World War I! So what have we learned from history and research about the healing potential of fat?
Advantages of using FAT in Orthopaedics
- FAT is minimally invasive to harvest
- Most people have a lot of extra FAT
- FAT is the highest quality tissue
- FAT has 100-500 times more reparative cells than other similar tissue.
- Research has shown that as a person ages, their FAT maintains its reparative properties unlike other similar tissue, such as bone marrow, which may lose healing capacity with age.
- FAT contains many supportive and reparative cells that help to promote a healing environment throughout the body.