The vital component in repairing and replacing damaged or torn tissue.
The goal of regenerative therapy is to use healthy stem cells found in the body to replace or activate your body’s own stem cells at an injured site.
When you have damaged tissue anywhere in your body, the damaged tissue lets off signals to attract your body’s own stem cells. Unfortunately, as you age, the number of stem cells in your body significantly decreases and the potency of those stem cells also significantly decreases, which can result in a dramatic decrease in your healing ability. Regenerative Therapy introduces large amounts of regenerative factors to the injured tissue to substantially increase your body’s healing potential and ability. This injection of stem cells and various other growth factors is believed to activate your body’s own stem cells to start healing the injured tissue. The stem cells may be harvested from the patient or from a donor. Once they have been safely extracted, they are re-injected back into the body to rebuild properly functioning tissues.
A stem cell is unique because of its ability to turn into any type of cell in your body. It can divide, multiply, renew, and regenerate. These cells don’t carry out specialized functions like brain cells, red blood cells, or white blood cells, but they are the most vital component in repairing and replacing damaged or torn tissue. They are the essential building blocks of life.
What are the different types of stem cells?
There are three types of stem cells that may be used in regenerative therapy. They differ in their harvesting location (where they are found) as well as their functions and abilities. When harvesting stem cells, many other healing substances are also collected. These include growth factors, growth hormones, cytokines, and proteins.
The three sources for stem cells and growth factors:
- Amniotic Tissue
- Bone Marrow
- Concentrated Cord Blood