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A 42-year-old member asked:

Do they do stem cell transplants in the us now?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: There is a variety of stem cell therapies done in the U.S. They include stem cells harvested from your own blood, bone marrow, and fat cells. There are also stem cells from bone marrow and afterbirth donors. These are used to provide therapies for arthritis and tendonitis. Embryonic stem cell therapies are not allowed in the U.S.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are stem cell transplants safe?

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Dr. Mark Johnson
Aesthetic Medicine 26 years experience
Yes...so far: While current data does not indicate use of adult stem cells, more appropriately called progenitor cells, is dangerous, it is also true that there has been insufficient time to evaluate long term risks. Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells have risk of inducing cancers including teratomas.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How risky are stem cell transplants?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Unproven, and . . .: Risky (results, and safety). Though stem cells are now available, and fat grafting to the breast is possible and controversial (results no bigger than 1 cup size, some dead fat causes calcifications and can interfere with cancer detection or mimic cancer on mammogram), this is far from mainstream. See abps-certified plastic surgeon and get implants! please!

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