CELL THERAPY FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS
Osteoarthritis, also known as a degenerative joint disorder, is a common disease that attacks the joints, causing poor motion range, loss of function, and persistent chronic pain that affects daily living. Adult stem cell treatment is one of the minimally-invasive techniques used to treat this condition. It is best for treating the system-wide and structural aspects of osteoarthritis to improve one’s quality of life.
OSTEOARTHRITIS IS AN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE
Osteoarthritis, also known as the wear and tear arthritis in the past, has a different classification form of the diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that is characterized by an auto-immune response and the system-wide attacks to the joints. However, recent research into the occurrence of osteoarthritis has increased our understanding of the osteoarthritis cycle as part of the inflammatory diseases affecting people. In fact, these research point to the fact that the low-grade, chronic abnormalities in the immune response prepare the stage for chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis to thrive.
The stem cells derived from the adipose tissues have anti-inflammatory capabilities. This means that they can modulate the immune system. Moreover, they can address structural joint damage by replacing or repairing cartilage or bone tissues.
The Power of Stem Cells for the Chronic Joint Pain
The adult mesenchymal cells (MSCs) are cells specialized in repairing other cells. The MSCs are situated in many body tissues. They have also been studied for many years. They are known to make their way to the damaged cells or body tissues to repair the normal wear and tear of the body. However, degeneration and aging can cause them to fail in local environments such as the potency and decreasing number of the cells as we grow.
The adult stem cells research commenced with the bone-marrow drive stem cells. The adipose tissue is more accessible as well as other protein tissues that cause repair in the body. The combinations of the regenerative and stem cells situated in the adipose tissue are referred to as repair cells because of their capability to:
- Stimulate the growth of new vessels of blood
- Modulate abnormal immune response
- Prevent further premature tissue and cell death
- Turn into cartilage and bone replacement cells
- Address widespread inflammation