Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group PA
Orthopaedics located in SILVER SPRING, MD, GERMANTOWN, MD, & Rockville, MD
There are times when the best way to heal the human body is by tapping the resources that are designed for the purpose, as is the case with stem cells. As part of their regenerative medicine services, the team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, offers stem cell therapy at their offices in SILVER SPRING, Rockville, and GERMANTOWN, Maryland. Stem cell therapy provides a boost in the healing and repair of your tissues. If you’d like to explore how stem cell therapy can help you, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Stem Cell Therapy Q & A
What are stem cells?
The human body contains a number of scientific marvels, and topping that list are stem cells. Stem cells are the building blocks upon which each of your specialized cells are made due to their amazing ability to become different cells.
Stem cells are most powerful during embryonic development when they’re considered pluripotent, which means they can transform into most any cell and then multiply as that cell. This makes sense given that these stem cells are building a human from the ground up.
When you come into the world, you still have stem cells in your body, but they’ve been downgraded to multipotent cells. This means they can only become a more limited number of cells, but they still self-renew as those cells.
What is stem cell therapy?
The multipotent stem cells in your body are still incredibly powerful, but because of their limitations, both in number and versatility, they may not be able to help with rebuilding and repair damaged tissue on their own.
Through stem cell therapy, the doctors at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group boost your existing stem cells with reinforcements, which they inject directly into your damaged tissue. These additional resources not only go to work to rebuild and repair your tissue, but they also signal your body to continue its own flow of healing assets to the damaged area.
What conditions can stem cell therapy help?
The doctors at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group turn to stem cell therapy for most orthopaedic issues, including:
- Tendon or ligament tears
- Spinal disc damage
Your doctor may also use this form of regenerative medicine to help you recover more quickly from surgery, whether it’s a repair of your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or after joint replacement surgery.
The benefits of stem cell therapy go beyond their ability to help with healing and repair as they’ve been shown to reduce inflammation and pain, which can be especially beneficial if you’re coping with osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a painful condition in which the cartilage inside your joints begins to break down. Because this tissue doesn’t contain blood vessels, its ability to self-renew is severely hampered. Through stem cell therapy, your doctor provides the missing regenerative resource to help your cartilage rebuild itself.
These are only a few examples of the many uses of stem cell therapy. To see whether you can benefit from this regenerative therapy, call Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group or schedule a consultation online today.
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