Stem cells are the building blocks of all human development. The human body forms from initial stem cells as it cultivates inside
of a woman’s womb. As blank cells, stem cells have the capability of developing into any kind, from skin cells and muscle cells to
blood and fat cells. However, after development is complete, stem cells can be found in other locations on the human body.
Remaining cells are hidden away, with the majority of these stem cells found inside of bone marrow. Every single human being
carries around their own stem cells, which matches their genetic DNA makeup. This makes all the difference when it comes to
stem cell treatment. But what is stem cell treatment and how does it affect the human body? In short, it helps the body heel and
recover from injury faster than ever before.
What is Stem Cell Treatment?
As a blank canvas cell, stem cells take on the identity of nearby cells. If stem cells are placed next to muscle tissue, the stem cells
eventually develop into muscle cells, essentially copying the design makeup of these cells. As current stem cells inside of every
human being is hidden away inside of bone marrow, the remaining stem cells are not in physical contact with other cells,
resulting in these cells laying dormant.
Injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage around joints are common, especially when performing athletic moves and
activities. Continual, violent movements such as chopping wood, can overextend joints and wear down the tissue within the
worked area. This results in damage to the overused area. In the event of a partial tear, everything is still connected, only a rip
has occurred within the tissue and must be repaired. Prior to the development of stem cell treatment, a partial tear required a full
surgical procedure, reattaching the tendon, ligament and other damaged tissue. In some cases this is still required (a full tear is a
separation of tissue and this does require surgery), but often times, using stem cells to grow new, replacement tissue in the
injured area of the body allows for a faster recovery time, reduced pain and a smaller (or completely lack of a) scar.
Stem Cell Treatments in Sarasota Procedure
With everyone containing their own stem cells, the first step in the procedure is to access the cells from the body. While found in
the marrow of most bones, the easiest access point is the hip bone. There is less muscle tissue surrounding the edge of the hip
bone, which reduces discomfort level and pain. A small incision is made along the hip and a needle is inserted into the hip bone,
extracting the stem cells.
Once extracted, the stem cells are injected into the point of injury. Often this is done with the aid of an ultrasound machine to
ensure exact placement of the stem cells. It is an outpatient procedure, so patients can leave the same day of the stem cell
When the stem cells come in contact with the injured tissue, the blank canvas cells begin to take on the characteristics of these
cells. Slowly, the stem cells develop into tendon tissue, muscle tissue, tendons and other desired tissue, filling in for the damaged
or torn area of the body, strengthening it and helping the healing and recovery process.
Boost in Recovery Time
There are many reasons why, if stem cell treatment is an option, the recovery time is significantly reduced. First, there is no open
surgery, so the area of the body is not cut open, sculpted or altered, which is what happens during a surgical procedure. In
surgery, injured tissue might be completely removed in favor of artificial tissue. This may still be necessary, depending on the
severity of the injury. Should stem cell treatment offer a viable possibility, the lack of any alterations to the area can cut recovery
time down several months.
Stem cells do take time to develop and expand. It does not happen instantly, but patients typically express a reduction in pain
and an improvement in movement within the first month, with symptoms improving over the next several. Each body is different
though, so results can vary from person to person.
Stem Cells Offer a True Advantage
Stem cell treatment in Sarasota offers an exciting opportunity for individuals of all ages who have suffered an injury to their
rotator cuff, ACL and joints, tendons or muscles throughout their body. While not for every condition, should the team at
RegenSRQ find the injury would be receptive of stem cell treatment, it offers a substantial upswing over surgery with not only a
reduction in recovery time, but also a smaller scar and improved body and movement. All of this points to an extremely desirable