What are Adult Stem Cells?

Adult stem cell research began more than 60 years ago.  Adult stem cells are those that are derived from a patient’s own body, rather then the controversial use of embryonic stem cells.

Doctors and Scientists all around the world acknowledge a person’s own adult stem cells have the ability to provide remarkable repair, renewal and anti-aging abilities throughout a person’s entire life time.

In the last decade, more recent research reflects how we can treat, heal and repair our muscle and tissue using our own adult stem cells.

Adult stem cells and progenitor cells act as a repair system for the body, replenishing specialized cells, but also maintaining the normal turnover of regenerative organs, such as blood, skin, liver, bone and cartilage.

That is why using your own adult stem cells to facilitate repair is most often referred to as Regenerative Medicine.

Adult stem cells are harvested from the patient’s own fat or bone marrow. They are not from fetal or embryonic sources.

The Success Rate of Using Your Own Adult Stem Cells

The success rate of using your own adult stem cells to facilitate your body’s own “self-repair” is highest when the disease, or deterioration is diagnosed in its early stage.

That’s why we often advise patients not to “wait until the wheels come off the car” before considering treatment.

That being said, we have patients who have opted for Stem Cell therapy, instead of a total knee replacement, who are experiencing progress in their healing, from taking stairs again to even power lifting again.

Adult stem cells are located in large quantities in our bone marrow or fat.  Ultimate Medical Group performs both procedures depending on the individual patient and their needs. The stem cells are harvested and then further concentrated into a plasma containing millions of your own stem cells.

We include a PRP injection, in conjunction with the Stem Cell injection. Including PRP, (which is a plasma high in growth factors derived from your own blood) accelerates and enhances tissue repair and healing.  These PRP “growth factors” also help attract Stem Cells to the site of injury.

If you’re considering adult stem cell therapy, our procedure at Ultimate Medical Group is performed by experienced physicians in a sterile, surgical environment, and processed in our on-site sterile lab.  If you live locally, we also provide physical therapy and chiropractic care in our facility to further accelerate the healing process.

We do everything possible to provide your adult stem cells an optimum environment to do their job.

For additional information regarding your condition call:   630-778-9000

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