Stem Cells Can Help Rebuild Joints

Harnessing stem cells to cure disease is the hottest topic in injury and arthritis treatment today. By stimulating the adult stem cells found in our own bodies, we can amplify and speed up the natural healing process as well as grow new bone and cartilage to rebuild joints without the need for artificial replacements [1]. When we are injured, our …

Stem cells give new life to worn-out knees

A $10,000 experimental medical procedure has helped saved the careers of two NSW players. Stem cells placed into the knees of Trent Hodkinson and Aaron Woods have helped resurrect their careers and has allowed them to leap into the representative arena. They both had severe knee problems which could have forced them into early retirement. Hodkinson had the procedure in 2012, …

Stem Cell Knee Injection may Reduce Pain, Regenerate Tissue

Stem-cells are simply magical when it comes to the world of medical science, and a recent study involving a stem cell injection for pain relief and tissue regeneration in the knee shows their inner workings in action. “There was evidence of meniscus regeneration and improvement in knee pain following treatment with allogeneic human mesenchymal stem cells,” C. Thomas Vangsness Jr., …

New stem cell treatments helping patients with knee pain

No matter your age, when cartilage begins to wear out around your knees and become damaged, it can limit movement and cause severe pain. Now, a new technique using stem cells from donor umbilical cords could help young patients rebuild cartilage and reduce pain. For Jim Hackett, chasing after his young son Jimmy has not been easy. “I figured, you …