Stem Cells

Texas Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Dallas, Plano, Keller, Weatherford, & Fort Worth, TX

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal injuries is a revolutionary technique in the field of regenerative medicine. The highly trained team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates uses mesenchymal stem cells to help your body heal itself at their state-of-the-art clinics in Dallas, Plano, Weatherford, Keller, and Fort Worth, Texas. To discover the healing powers of mesenchymal stem cell therapy, call your nearest location or book an appointment online today.

Stem Cells Q & A

What is mesenchymal stem cell therapy?

Mesenchymal stem cells are special cells in your body that have the uncommon ability to develop into many different types of cells. When your physician at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, injects mesenchymal stem cells into an injury site, they grow into the specific type of tissue that requires healing.

Depending on your specific injury or condition, mesenchymal stem cells may develop into the following tissues:

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Muscle
  • Tendon
  • Ligament

In addition to speeding up your body’s natural healing process, mesenchymal stem cell therapy may reduce or eliminate the need for surgery and medications.

Where do mesenchymal stem cells come from?

You may have heard about stem cells that come from embryos. The team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, doesn’t use embryonic stem cells, only mesenchymal stem cells that come from your own body.

The process of removing your own stem cells is called harvesting. Most of the time, the team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, harvests mesenchymal stem cells from your bone marrow. Your pelvic bone contains the highest concentration of stem cells, so this is the most common location to harvest from.

What orthopaedic conditions can mesenchymal stem cell therapy treat?

The team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, uses mesenchymal stem cell therapy to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. They may recommend mesenchymal stem cell therapy to treat the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendon tears
  • Ligament tears
  • Damaged cartilage

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy repairs damage and relieves pain in all your joints, including the shoulder, hip, and knee.

What should I expect from mesenchymal stem cell therapy?

First, your physician at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, performs a physical exam and reviews your medical history to make sure you’re a candidate for mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Then, they develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy begins with the process of harvesting. Your provider uses a long needle to remove stem cells from an ideal location, such as your bone marrow or fat tissue. Then, they reinject the mesenchymal stem cells into the area of tissue damage.

It may take up to six weeks for you to notice improvement, although some patients experience results within a few weeks. Improvement in your symptoms should continue and expand over the following six months.

To find out if mesenchymal stem cell therapy is right for you, call Texas Orthopaedic Associates, or book an appointment online today.