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If you have one of these conditions and think Stem Cell Therapy might be right for you, contact one of the Foot and Ankle Specialists at Achilles Foot and Ankle Center.
Stem Cells are simply “blank slate” cells. The body has yet to tell them what kind of cells they are to become.
There are actually two types of Stem Cells: Embryonic and Adult. Our office utilizes Embryonic and Adult stem cells.
Embryonic Stem Cells come from eggs that have been fertilized in vitro and then donated for research. These are donated eggs, not eggs that have been fertilized in a women’s body.
Adult Stem Cells come from Bone Marrow, Fat or Blood. Adults have a smaller number of stem cells than are found in an embryo, however. Our bodies utilize stem cells everyday for repair. Adult Stem Cells serve as our “maintenance department.” They work by regenerating cells that are damaged by disease, injury, or just every day wear and tear. These Adult Stem cells can be harvested, or extracted from the body, and used to help aid in tissue repair in other parts of the body.
Adult stem cells are routinely used in medical therapies, such as:
Stem Cell Therapy procedures are typically done in the Operating Room Suite however, Our Physicians offer this service with our minimal pain technique in our office setting. This technique involves injecting stem cells, with or without platelet-rich plasma, to treat the stressed or injured tissue. These shots can work better than the traditional cortisone shots, since they not only soothe the pain, they can regenerate damaged tissue in patients with chronic injuries or aid in surgical recovery.