If you are reading this blog, chances are you are looking for a treatment for your Osteoarthritis. Many people call us each day to find out if our stem cell therapy can offer the results they are looking for.

Most search for an alternative to joint replacement therapy for their Osteoarthritis treatment. Rather than undergo serious surgery such as a knee replacement, hip replacement or other joint replacement people believe they have little option. Luckily with Stem Cell Therapy this is no longer the case.

Is Stem Cell Therapy a treatment for Osteoarthritis?

Stem Cell Therapy offered at our Macquarie Stem Cell practice in Liverpool, Sydney, Australia has been shown as successful for many patients in improving their Osteoarthritis symptoms. The alternative therapy uses cells naturally formed by your body to regenerate the cartilage and other cells needed to reduce pain, limitations on movement and comfort.

Dr Ralph Bright has experienced a response rate in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee of 90% with an average 75% improvement in conditions. This substantial result provides further confirmation that Stem Cell Therapy in Australia can improve symptoms of Osteoarthritis.

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

In its simplest form stem cell therapy involves extracting excess fatty deposits from the body via liposuction, the fat is then processed and the stem cells removed. These stem cells are adult stem cells derived from adipose fat and have the ability to grow and change into any other cell within the body thus healing or repairing the issue being treated. The stem cells that are removed from the fat are processed and injected into the area being treated.

Who is suitable for Stem Cell Therapy as Treatment for Osteoarthritis?

To be suitable for Stem Cell Therapy there are a few conditions you need to meet, however as long as you are generally healthy and meet the conditions listed below, you will be suitable. It does not matter whether your Osteoarthritis is grade 1 or grade 4. To put it bluntly, if you are one of the 90% who respond, your quality of life and joints will improve.

Other requirements for Stem Cell Therapy include:

General all round health – you need to be able to recover from liposuction treatment and general surgery

Free of cancer for at least 5 years – as scientists are still unsure of the impacts of stem cell therapy on cancer we cannot treat patients unless they have been clear of cancer for at least 3 months.

Some fatty deposits available for harvesting – as the stem cells are derived from your own body you do need to possess some body fat. We can discuss the level needed in a consultation with you.

Other medical requirements – you will need to be free from infections and your general blood count will need to be good.

Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Stem Cell Therapy can be the treatment for Osteoarthritis that you are looking for. We welcome all enquiries to our practice including questions on how the treatment is delivered and the experience of Dr Bright.

FREE 15 Minute Stem Cell Phone Consultation

To assist in your enquiry into Stem Cell Therapy for Osteoarthritis Treatment we are offering a free 15 minute phone consultation with our Stem Cell Consultant. Please fill out our contact form to request your consultation.

References

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Lu et al, Activation and promotion of adipose stem cells by tumour necrosis factor-α preconditioning for bone regeneration. J Cell Physiol. 2013 Aug;228(8):1737-44. doi: 10.1002/jcp.24330