Adult Stem Cell Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ
with Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Cells

Stem cell therapy

Adult Stem Cell Therapy is the transfer of tissue harvested from the patient's own fat tissue (adipose) to stimulate damaged tissues such as cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and meniscus to heal. 

This is the most advanced treatment in Regenerative Cellular Medicine.  They act to "seed the lawn" where there are advanced degenerative changes such as cartilage loss or meniscal tears.  In chronic joint pain, local stem cells are depleted so a stem cell treatment is often a single treatment. Combining Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy treatments may be recommended to enhance the healing potential.

 

prevent and avoid the need for drugs or surgery

Cortisone shots and anti-inflammatory drugs are often short-term symptom relief for a trade off of poor long-term outcomes.  Regenerative cellular medicine targets the damaged tissue and promotes the repair process; resulting in a thickening and regrowing of healthy tissue - cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other supporting structures in the joint.

What to Expect During Your Free Consultation?

Our physicians takes time to listen your whole story. Pain is a real thing for you and getting you relief is very important. During your consultation, a thorough physical exam will be conducted. Any imaging, recent labs or any other pertinent information will be reviewed with you. 

From there, a treatment plan will be customized specifically to suit your needs and goals plus a timeline will be implemented to set realistic expectations.

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Common Injuries Treated
with Regenerative Cellular Medicine:

Arthritic Joints & Soft Tissue Injuries

Meniscal Tears

Repetitive Motion Injuries  (i.e., rotator cuff, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel)

Tendonitis & Tendinosis

Plantar Fasciitis

Inflamed Nerves

Muscle Tears

At Source of Health, we know it is likely you see other doctors or surgeons that have already diagnosed you or a loved one with Arthritis, Bone-on-Bone Joints, or Degenerative Joint Disease. These conditions are commonly treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotic (opiate) pain killers, and injections such as Rooster Comb viscosupplementation, Synvisc® and/or cortisone shots. While these treatments are sometimes beneficial, the results are limited—usually providing only temporary relief and rarely addressing the underlying cause of your pain. This treatment path usually results in continual wear and tear on the joint and often ends in major surgeries like total joint replacement or permanent disability and chronic pain. 

Regenerative Medicine Quiz:


What is Amniotic Tissue Used For?

ELEMENTAL TISSUE MATRIX is a morselized, flowable tissue allograft derived from amniotic tissues. Amniotic tissues have been shown to support soft tissue repair, reduce inflammation and minimize scar tissue formation. (1,2)

SUPPORTING SOFT TISSUE REPAIR Extracellular matrix composition of Collagens I, III, IV, V VII and other structural proteins provide a natural scaffold to facilitate cellular adhesion while assisting cellular migration and proliferation. (1)

PROMOTE SOFT TISSUE RECONSTRUCTION Growth factors found in amniotic tissue such as PDGF, VEGF, EGF, FGF, and TGF-B promote cellular proliferation and new collagen formation and minimize scar tissue formation. (1)

REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND PAIN Interleukin-1 receptor antagonists (IL-1RA) and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase (TIMP) 1, 2, 3, 4, proteins present in amniotic tissues suppress and modulation inflammation and pain. (2)

IMMUNE-PRIVILEGED Amniotic tissues are a unique human tissue that rarely evokes an immune response. Numerous clinical studies and scientific journals have characterized the placental organ as "immune privileged." The unique biological structure of amniotic tissue, coupled with the lower risk of an immune response, make this a safe and effective therapy for many uses clinically.


References 

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2. Mautner K, Blazuk J.Where do injectable stem cell treatments apply in treatment of muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries? PM R. 2015 Apr;7(4 Suppl):S33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.12.012.

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7. Hicok, K. C., et al, Human adipose-derived adult stem cells produce osteoid in vivo, Tissue Engineering, Vol. 10(3-4), 371-80, 2004.

8. Baksh D., et al, Adult mesenchymal stem cells: characterization, differentiation, and application in cell and gene therapy, J. Cell. Mol. Med. Vol 8, No 3, 2004 pp. 301-316.

9. Chen, Faye, et al, Technology Insight: adult stem cells in cartilage regeneration and tissue engineering, NATURE CLINICAL PRACTICE RHEUMATOLOGY, JULY 2006 VOL 2 NO 7, 373-382

10. Centeno, Christopher, et al, Regeneration of meniscus cartilage in a knee treated with percutaneously implanted autologous mesenchymal stem cells, Medical Hypotheses (2008) 71, 900–908.