Inflammation is your bodies hostile zone or the “war zone” if you will. The wounded in the war zone is your cartilage, synovial fluid, blood vessels, nerve endings, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Unfortunately, long term inflammation has left your joint extremely hostile, the existing army has been eliminated, this means doctors and nurses cannot go in to assist the wounded. There are many other army barracks in other areas of your body, full of soldiers to fight battles for you. In these barracks there are also doctors and nurses, yearning for some direction.
There is only one problem, their barracks are shut. No one can get out to help.
We unlock the doors of these dormant army barracks, so the commanders can locate the war zone, and send the soldiers to fight. This will reduce the hostility, ie: the inflammation. With decreased or eliminated inflammation, the doctors and nurses of this army can go in to help the wounded. Some of the wounded can be healed, others have unfortunately passed away.
However, one thing is clear. This area is no longer hostile.
You may find your self asking, why such an analogy? We can explain this and link it with scientific facts at the time of your consultation.
You may be surprised to find, a treatment for your knee may result in improvements to multiple other joints or conditions.
This is simple biology, your body is able to identify and detect key areas of damage, then it send instructions to start repairs. Remember the analogy we mentioned above? Well, the army barracks gates are shut, and the infantry can’t get on the road. Your body has roads that interlink to almost every location. These are your veins. Wherever there is a vein, there is a chance for the new infantry to fight the war.
There are literally thousands of different protocols. No two treatments will be a like. We have a lot of information to provide to you, however this is lengthy. If you are looking for all of these details we are more than happy to provide it to you and we will need inform you at the time of your consultation.
Osteoarthritis is a very complex condition, and there are many ways to treat it. Many people assume cartilage loss is everything but this is wrong, your pain starts due to loss of cartilage… however it continues to be a problem due to inflammation. Inflammation is destructive to all of the tissues in your joint.
Here at Macquarie Stem Cells, we use this biological treatment to improve pain and quality of life due to osteoarthritis and other issues revolving around osteoarthritis such as;
We will evaluate your candidacy to decrease risk. Part of providing platinum class patient care is analysing your candidacy for the stem cell procedure. We will take into consideration your medical history and current health, although generally the following will result in us recommending you do not undergo treatment:
The risks from the biological part of the treatment appear to minimal. This comment is based on Dr. Pak’s systematic review which took place in 2017 in the journal of biomedical science. He has reviewed over 1500 patients that have been treated with biological approaches for osteoarthritis, over a period of 6 years, including results from multiple doctors dispersed all around the world. This treatment does involve a surgical procedure and all the risks of any surgery are possible. During your consultation, we will explain risks to you.
If you have any questions regarding possible risks incurred from the procedure please do not hesitate to ask one of our doctors during your initial consultation.