Regenerative Therapy is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the "process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function."
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, supports faster healing of soft tissue injuries of tendons, ligaments and muscles. It uses the body's own blood to naturally stimulate tissue and wound healing, and may eliminate the need for more extensive treatment, such as surgery.
Stem Cells are a regenerative cell-based therapy that can be used for the management of inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis, joint pain associated with early arthritis, and cartilage damage.
When the body sustains damage from trauma, disease or simple wear and tear, it normally results in the formation of a wound. These wounds can be external or internal to the body, affect a specific tissue or structure, and often result in a void or loss of tissue. As part of the body's normal healing mechanisms, a biological process begins to repair the damaged area. To help the body's own healing mechanisms, stem cells can be used.
We use stem cell injections to treat inflammatory conditions and joint pain such as:
Myth #1 – The Stem Cells Used in SCT Come from Embryos
Not true. They actually come from your own body. They are called Adult Stem Cells. Human fat tissue is the largest natural source of stem cells, but when you suffer an injury your body can’t supply enough of these valuable stem cells to the injured area. We use an Adipose Transfer System (ATS) to retrieve these stem cells and re-inject them to the injured area.
Myth #2 – SCT is “against the law.”
This myth relates to Myth #1, as the use of “embryonic” stem cells is considered controversial, especially in the U.S. But the use of Adult Stem Cells from your own body is approved by Canadian health agencies, and has even been blessed by religious leaders such as previous Pope Benedict.
Myth #3 – Your Body Will “Reject” the Cells
Some people confuse SCT with an organ transplant, in which some donor organs can be rejected. But since these are your body’s own cells being used, there is no chance for rejection.
Myth #4 – SCT is as Invasive as Surgery
Nothing could be further from the truth. Patients are only given a local anesthetic, the procedure only takes a few hours in an outpatient setting, and people are generally back to work within a day or two.
The facts show that regenerative therapies like SCT empower people to live without pain, and take charge of their health.
It’s time to recover fully, without surgery.