Stem cell therapy is the use of stem cells in the body to treat or prevent a disease or condition. Stem cells are specialized cells (mesenchymal) that can change into a variety of cell types to make bone, cartilage, muscle and fat cells. They are harvested from bone marrow, adipose tissue (fat cells), and umbilical cord blood.
Common musculoskeletal conditions treated by stem cell therapy include knee pain and hip pain caused by osteoarthritis, shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff tears, and back pain caused by degenerated disks.
Amniotic fluid does not contain live stem cells and should be avoided for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
In treatment of knee pain with stem cells, functional improvement, range of motion, pain scores and reduction of perceived pain was significantly improved compared to arthroscopic knee surgery.
The physicians at 5280 Stem Cell are uniquely qualified to accurately assess your medical condition and decide whether stem cells would medically benefit you. All of our physicians are board certified and surgically trained to perform stem cell procedures.
- Michael Shell, DO
Medical Director 5280 Stem Cell
Board Certified Physicians
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To provide people with non-surgical treatment options that bring relief from pain, harness the body’s ability to heal itself, and restore hope for a healthier active future.