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How stem cells work in Osteoarthritis therapy?

Osteoarthritis is caused by the degeneration of the cartilage of the joints. There have been a range of treatments including diet and exercise, rest, joint care, various long term medications and in more serious cases, complete joint replacement. Joint replacement is not only costly, but it can be a painful process requiring post operative rehabilitation and an extended recovery period. It is our hope that the injection of stem cells directly into the degenerated joint will transform into cartilage cells thus recreating joint cartilage. Recent research has shown in 1 study 88% of severe knee patients had at least a 27% increase in cartilage thickness. This was achieved in 1 Osteoarthritis Stem Cell treatment. Most of these patients required no further care.

How are stems cells administered in Osteoarthritis Stem Cell Therapy?

  • Full body IV in which the stem cells are administered directly into the vein.
  • Intra-articular joint injections directly into the patient’s joint.

How could stem cells help in Rheumatoid Arthritis Stem Cell Therapy ?

Immune suppressive agents such as steroids, methothrexate, cyclosporine, gold and infliximab are typically prescribed to treat autoimmune conditions, such as RA, however with the possibility of long term adverse effects. Also, these medications do little to address the damage already done to the joints and extra-articular tissues.

At Next Generation Stem Cell, autoimmune clinical studies are being evaluated to determine stem cells’ role in improving Rheumatoid Arthritis complications, specifically inflammation and tissue damage. In addition, we will be studying the production of regulatory T cells, a type of white blood cell with unique receptors able to directly attack invaders, thus improving the patient’s immune system. This aspect of Rheumatoid Arthritis stem cell treatment could prove especially helpful to patients who do not respond to conventional drug therapy.

How are stem cells administered in Rheumatoid Arthritis Stem Cell Therapy ?

At Next Generation Stem Cell, we are continually investigating potential means to administer stem cells to target each condition. This will help determine the most effective way to deliver the highest amount of activated stem cells to the targeted area. In potential  Rheumatoid Arthritis Stem Cells Treatment, the stem cells may be administered the following ways:

  • Full body IV in which the stem cells are administered directly into the vein.
  • Intra Nasal in which the stem cells are administered to veins in the nose which allow the cells easier access into the brain.
  • Direct site injections in which stems cells are injected to the area in need of repair.