Macquarie Stem Cells is the most experienced provider in Australia when it comes to biological methods to treat osteoarthritis. We treated our first patient in April 2009, this happened to be the very first patient to receive this type of treatment in Australia. As of 2018 we have treated over 1000 patients. Macquarie Stem Cells’ publications involving the treatment of osteoarthritis utilising biological medicine, pre-dates the earliest publications reviewed in many medical journals.
Macquarie Stem Cells knows the potential our bodies have to heal itself, so we use your own biological process to treat arthritis. Our goal is to help patients alleviate pain, improve joint function and delay/avoid the need for joint replacement. Based in New South Wales, Macquarie Stem Cells has the knowledge, training and experience to ensure you will be safe and well looked after.
Started in New South Wales, Macquarie Stem Cells will expand all across Australia. We boast a team of medical professionals who are passionate about medicine and biology. We can combine both of these expert fields to improve your quality of life. Having successfully treated over 1000 patients using biological medical procedures, you can rely on us to keep your safety and well-being in mind.
Our aim is to provide a range of biological treatments in Sydney that alleviates any pain and discomfort you may experience on a day-to-day basis. As one of the leading biological treatment clinics around, Macquarie Stem Cells can help patients suffering from early stages of arthritis or even chronic osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can be a very complex condition. It is not as black and white as repairing cartilage and expecting improvements in your pain levels. When patients suffer from osteoarthritis, the cartilage begins to thin and this leads to inflammation in your joints. As the inflammation continues your synovial fluid can become affected, as well as the surrounding structures of the joints such as the muscles, tendons, ligaments & blood vessels.
We have been working with many professionals and we understand the whole approach to treating and managing osteoarthritis. After you proceed with one of the range of treatments offered by us, you will need to rebuild lost strength and regain the flexibility of your joints once your arthritis pain improves. We will guide you through this process.
Please learn more by clicking through to the osteoarthritis treatment page by Macquarie Stem Cells.
Nerve pain can occur for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis, it is actually quite common since your joints are full of nerves that become inflamed. Once inflamed the nerves may continue to generate pain signals by themselves and not be a sign of new damage in the joint. This is typically felt as pain at rest for example when you are in bed resting with no weight on the joint. Biological treatment options offered by Macquarie Stem Cells can repair the inflammation surrounding these nerve cells. In cases where the nerve cells have taken damage, this treatment can promote repairs and growth of new nerve cells. This allows the nerves to return to normal function and alleviate the neuropathic pain (nerve pain).
To understand more about nerve pain, please click through to this link.
As arthritis settles into your joints, the supporting structures become weaker, your muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage can go through the process of degeneration as well. It can be very common for you to suffer partial or complete tears from having degenerative osteoarthritis, not just sports or high impact sports injuries. We understand your body naturally looks to repair any form of damage, however in certain cases it may only be able to do so with scar tissue. Treatments by Macquarie Stem Cells may be able to repair that damage without creating scar tissue. For pre-existing tears where there may be existing scar tissue formation, one of the treatments by Macquarie Stem Cells can soften the scar tissue formation and allow for a better range of motion, whilst reducing the risk of a re-occurring tear adjacent to the existing tear.
To understand more about treatment that applies to tears, please click through to this link.
It’s important to note we do not treat rheumatoid arthritis as a standalone issue. However, it is quite common for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis to also have rheumatoid arthritis as a comorbidity. In the past we have treated patients whom suffer from osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis, and we have noticed patterns where the patients immune system is able to enter into a period of remission, also known as ‘tolerogenesis’. Once the immune system attack has settled, this treatment will target the inflamed arthritic joints and start repairs in these areas, thus providing improvements to your pain levels as well as function of the joint.
At Macquarie Stem Cells, we have observed the CRP and RF levels of these patients blood test results and we have been able to confirm positive changes to inflammation and immune activity within your body.
Macquarie Stem Cells has provided the information above so consumers can understand the services we provide. We don’t aim to encourage consumers to seek out such treatments prior to an assessment by a health professional to determine your suitability for treatment. We aim to provide you with an unbiased range of treatments that are available aside from biological therapy, this is discussed in ‘supporting information>other-options’ page on our website.