What are Stem Cells?
A mesenchymal stem cell is a primitive cell with the ability to:
What are Stem Cells?
A mesenchymal stem cell is a primitive
cell with the ability to:
  • Self-Replicate
  • Differentiate into
    multiple tissues
  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Muscle
  • Fat
  • Fight Apoptosis (Cell Death)
  • Reduce Inflammation
Scientists and doctors have made tremendous advances in moving regenerative medicine into the mainstream as a treatment for many diseases and disorders.
Stem Cell Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a newer modality of treatment for the management of many orthopaedic conditions including sport injuries. RBC (red blood cells), WBC (white blood cells), plasma, and platelets are the major components of blood. Platelets are small discoid blood cells with granules containing clotting and growth factors which are released during the healing process.
Viscosupplementation refers to the injection of a hyaluronan preparation into the joint. Hyaluronan is a natural substance present in the joint fluid that assists in lubrication. It allows smooth movement of the cartilage covered articulating surfaces of the joint.
Ultrasound imaging is a safe and effective imaging technique to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions. The ultrasound guided injections is a minimally invasive procedure and is used to treat various musculoskeletal pain conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, neuritis and to perform cyst aspiration.
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Also called degenerative joint disease, this is the most common type of Arthritis, which occurs most often in older people. This disease affects cartilage, the tissue that cushions and protects the ends of bones in a joint. With osteoarthritis, the cartilage starts to wear away over time. In extreme cases, the cartilage can completely wear away, leaving nothing to protect the bones in a joint, causing bone-on-bone contact.
The use of a patient's own stem cells for the treatment of age-related disease is expanding. Stem cell treatments in animals suggest that they may have the potential to increase lifespan as well. However, as we age, our stem cells decline in number and quality. Preserving your own stem cells today for future reintroduction may help you live a healthier, longer life.
Stem Cell Storage & Cryopreservation
Dr. Thomas Youm
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified
Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in
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Stem Cell News

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  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Implantation in Knee Osteoarthritis

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  •  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – AANA
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