Adipose-Derived Stem Cells
Adipose(fat) tissue yields the highest concentration of mesenchymal stem cells (msc’s) and is relatively devoid of white blood cells compared to bone marrow. This makes the stem cell product obtained from fat an ideal resource for Intravenous applications to help with a myriad of metabolic issues such as diabetes, COPD, kidney disease and heart disease. We have also developed a protocol for brain-based therapies using the SVF from adipose.
Why Choose Orthobiologics Associates for Regenerative Injections?
Orthobiologics Associates is an integrative medicine clinic and adipose stem cell center in Florida that has provided holistic health care services for more than 15 years. Our seasoned physicians and clinicians are passionate about helping people overcome a variety of health issues. We prioritize patient health, safety and comfort above all else.
We utilize innovative, state-of-the-art medical technologies to provide our patients with cutting-edge therapies that rely on the body’s naturally occurring healing cells. By harvesting these cells from tissues where they exist in abundance, concentrating them and administering them directly into areas of tissue damage, we aim to enhance the body’s ability to heal naturally.
What Is Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Therapy?
Adipose-derived stem cell therapy is a regenerative medical therapy that relies on adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells to treat various musculoskeletal problems that have limited therapeutic options.
All stem cells are undifferentiated, meaning they have no specialized structure or function at the time of extraction. However, these cells have a unique ability to become specialized, meaning they can self-renew and, ultimately, develop into various specialized cell types.
In orthopedic medicine, we use multipotent, adult mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue (ADSCs) or bone marrow, which can differentiate into various specialized cell types. These include bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament and muscle tissue cells. We do not use pluripotent embryonic stem cells, which can differentiate into any cell type in the human body.
The therapy begins with an adipose stem cell harvesting procedure to extract adipose tissue samples, which are rich in endogenous MSCs. The stem cells are then extracted from the tissue samples, concentrated and sterilized to produce the patient’s therapeutic injections. These cells are then injected directly into areas of tissue damage using advanced image guidance. Ultimately, the therapy aims to promote healing of injured and degenerated tissues, including cartilage, bone and various soft tissues.
Benefits of Adipose Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Research suggests regenerative injections with adipose-derived stem cells can offer several advantages over conventional orthopedic treatment options, including:
- Enhancing and accelerating the body’s innate ability to heal naturally
- Minimizing the risk of immune rejection, as the stem cells are extracted directly from each patient’s body and then re-introduced
- Ability to address serious injuries and degenerative conditions, such as degenerative disc disease, which has few conventional treatment options (spinal discs cannot be repaired)
- Significantly less downtime than surgical procedures (most patients resume their normal activities within days)
- Minimizing the risk of post-treatment complications and side effects compared to surgery or pharmacotherapies
Evidence also suggests regenerative injections with stem cells can be an effective therapeutic alternative to surgery for several painful and debilitating orthopedic conditions.
What Conditions Can the Adipose Stem Cell Procedure Treat?
Research suggests that adipose-derived stem cell therapy can be used to treat several injuries and degenerative conditions involving the knees, spine, hips, shoulders, muscles and connective tissues. ADSCs are indicated for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, including:
- Bone fractures
- Defective healing of bone fractures (nonunion and malunion)
- Bone tissue death (osteonecrosis)
- Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis of the joints (spine, shoulders, hips and peripheral joints)
- Intervertebral disc degeneration
- Muscle tears
- Tendon and ligament tears
At Orthobiologics Associates, we do not believe in telling our patients how to handle their health issues. Instead, we believe in educating them on all their treatment options, so they can make the best decisions for their unique needs.
We provide highly personalized therapies and treatment protocols that cater to each person’s unique situation and recovery goals. We strive to help our patients not only heal, but also improve their overall well-being and long-term quality of life.