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Can you strengthen meniscal cartilage with stem cells?

Can you strengthen meniscal cartilage with stem cells?

Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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I am in the initial stages of Osteo. R there new technologies i.e., stem cell 2 repair minor cartilage damage? R/O RA. Dr. does not foresee surgery.

I am in the initial stages of Osteo. R there new technologies i.e., stem cell 2 repair minor cartilage damage? R/O RA. Dr. does not foresee surgery.

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the US. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only Physician Network that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is the Regenexx Stem Cell Network. They have treated over 10, 000 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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How far are we from developing a technique to regenerate cartilage in RA patients by stem cells or some other method, one decade or more?

How far are we from developing a technique to regenerate cartilage in RA patients by stem cells or some other method, one decade or more?

Probably: Stem cell therapy shows great promise in treating a wide variety of diseases including ra. Clinical studies are underway (mostly outside the us- regulations regarding blood product harvest and use are arduous in the states) and should they prove safe and effective over time they may prove a viable treatment option. I think your estimate of one to several decades before widespread use is likely. ...Read more

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Can you use stem cells to repair knee cartilage?

Can you use stem cells to repair knee cartilage?

It's Possible: Check out Regenexx. Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...Read more

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I have delaminated cartilage in my hip. Can injecting stem cells help re-attach cartilage to the bone?

Uncertain: I'm not sure about the term delaminated cartilage but it sounds like there may be some Cartlidge damage. If it has detached from the bone it's not clear whether it will reattach with stem cells. This is a field where there is a lot research and it may be best for you to have your physician help you contact one of those who is involved with stem cell research ...Read more

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I have no meniscus and no cartilage in my left knee. Will stem cell therapy help me?

I have no meniscus and no cartilage in my left knee. Will stem cell therapy help me?

It's Possible: Check out Regenexx. Com. The have the single largest registry in the country of patients with degenerative joint disease that have used their stem cell procedures with good outcomes. Obviously not everyone gets better, but a majority have found the ability to forego knee surgery. ...Read more

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Is stem cell a procedure for me? I am 33 and have a damaged meniscus from a previous injury. I had a doctor tell me that I need a meniscal allograft.

Is stem cell a procedure for me? I am 33 and have a damaged meniscus from a previous injury. I had a doctor tell me that I need a meniscal allograft.

Stem cell: The terminology of "stem cell" use in the knee is being thrown around quite freely. A quasi "stem cell" approach is the platelet rich plasm (prp) injections that are gaining traction for osteoarthritis of the knee. Meniscal allograft has a limited indication in a "young" patient with joint pain, intact adjoining articular surfaces and previous total meniscectomy. ...Read more

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Can stem cells rebuild cartilege?

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Can stem cells rebuild cartilege?

Yes, but!: Many types of stem cells have been made to form cartilage (including stem cells from fat, marrow, amnion, blood). I have even personally done much research on this. However, the problem is that we have no good way of placing the cartilage back into the knee (or other joint) and keep it in place while the body heals. There are encouraging trials, but no definitive solutions yet. ...Read more

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Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy, is it approve in the u.S?

Stem cell therapy: It involves the use of stem or pluripotent cells that, under the proper triggers, can grow into many different cell types. Stem cells are transplanted to replace damaged cells or tissues in the body that are unable to heal themselves. While this type of therapy does offer hope, it is mostly investigational at this time and very few stem cell therapies have been proven to be both safe and effective. ...Read more

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Are there stem cell transplantation therapy trials in the u.S.?

Are there stem cell transplantation therapy trials in the u.S.?

Yes: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Is there current use of stem cells to treat Parkinson's disease in the u.S.?

Not yet: Neurotransplantation as a treatment for parkinson disease reached the stage of human trials over 15 years ago, but the field, which is still in its infancy, has encountered a number of roadblocks since then, both political and scientific. With hope that stem cells may be used as a new source of dopaminergic neurons to replace the degenerating nerve cells in parkinson disease looming. ...Read more

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What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

What is stem cell transplantation's status in the u.S. Now?

Used non-manipulated: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Can stem cells cure diseases?

Can stem cells cure diseases?

May be: Science has not evolved enough to provide a clear cut answer, with examples. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Do you support stem cell research?

Do you support stem cell research?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry, but our private musings about science are not in any way the purpose of Health Tap. We are here to teach, and help patients with real medical problems. Politics are not on our agenda here. Perhaps you can find a different forum to debate or discuss the politically sensitive topics. ...Read more

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Can I get stem cells from my own fat?

Yes important source: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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What is a stem cell line in research?

What is a stem cell line in research?

Group of stem cells: A stem cell line is a group of stem cells that have been produced in vitro (in glass) from a starter colony of stem cells. This line can be harvested multiple times for a set of experiments. ...Read more

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How could stem cells help sick people?

Replacing unhealthy: Stem cell therapy is a promising therapy for many illness. They are embryonic cells which can take characteristics of mature cells of various tissues when exposed to specific growth factors. Stem cells have shown promise for treatment of Parkinson's disease, Type I Diabetes, cardiomyopathy and a nber of other illnesses. ...Read more

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What is the use of stem cells in medicine?

What is the use of stem cells in medicine?

Organ regeneration: There are many uses, the commonest to reconstitute bone marrow in patients with various cancers. You may consult this site for info: https://www. Mdanderson. Org/treatment-options/stem-cell-transplantation. Html? Invrsc=stemcell&cmpid=STM_ORG_stemcells_G_SE&k_clickid=0fd60922-0b19-47bd-92e1-301c9ee0fe8b&gclid=CIusqbi0kNQCFUQkgQodlCQGJA ...Read more

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How can we benefit from stem cell research?

Adult stem cells: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Stem Cell (Definition)

The capacity to "grow up" or differentiate to produce mature cellular elements. In blood production rbc, WBC and platelets. Fundamentally, stem cells can also self-replicate and thus provide a pool of ...Read more