Regenerative Medicine is Stem Cell Therapy
In our practice, Stem Cell Therapy is a treatment for musculoskeletal disorders. We treat degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease of the spine, and tendon and ligament injury. We offer two types of stem cell therapy, stem cells drawn from patient’s own bone marrow and donated umbilical cord derived stem cells. Stem cells are “de-differentiated pluripotent” cells, which means that they continue to divide to create more stem cells; these eventually “morph” into the tissue needing repair — for our purposes, collagen, bone, and cartilage.
We are proud to have authored numerous research papers and forthcoming research papers on the use of stem cells in regenerative healing. These include the following peer-reviewed studies.
- Treatment of shoulder osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tears with bone marrow concentrate and whole bone marrow injections –
- Stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis – Short-Term Outcomes in Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis With 4 Bone Marrow Concentrate Injections
The excitement in the medical community is focused on how stem cells work, rebuilding the damaged part of the body from within by turning a diseased joint environment into a healing joint environment. Doctors and researchers are hopeful that they have found a possible answer for osteoarthritis in the promise of Stem Cell Therapy.
Numerous studies support the healing effects of stem cell treatments. It should be pointed out as well that some studies suggest limited or little or no positive impact of treatment.
The research and clinic observations surrounding stem cell therapy would be too large to fit on one page. I invite you to explore these articles:
- Umbilical cord blood stem cell therapy for knee osteoarthritis
- Research: Stem cell numbers are high in an injured knee
- Treatments for knee osteoarthritis
- When is back pain a disc problem? When is back pain a spinal ligament problem?
- Treatment for sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Do you have questions? Ask Dr. Darrow
A leading provider of stem cell therapy, platelet rich plasma and prolotherapy
11645 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD SUITE 120, LOS ANGELES, CA 90025
Stem cell and PRP injections for musculoskeletal conditions are not FDA approved. We do not treat disease. We do not offer IV treatments. There are no guarantees that this treatment will help you. Prior to our treatment, seek advice from your medical physician. There is controversy in the medical community about whether umbilical cord blood stem cells are alive or dead, and which type of stem cell may be appropriate.
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