Learn more about Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Treatments
Mesenchymal stem cell injections are typically reserved for cases where dextrose and PRP treatments have been ineffective. Stem cells have a unique ability to “home-in” many tissue types and repair damage. They can become part of muscle, bone, and nervous tissue.
This prolotherapy uses autologous (your own) mesenchymal stems cells. The stem cells are acquired from the patient’s own bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue. Mesenchymal stem cell prolotherapy helps with degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, where there is bone and joint degradation.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells: This type of prolotherapy uses bone marrow stem cells (MSCs) as the proliferating solution. Bone marrow stem cells have the ability to restore bone, cartilage, and other connective tissues- they are used for medical procedures like spinal fusions. Stem cells release signalling molecules like cytokines and other growth factors that further stimulate healing.
Adipose Tissue Stem Cells: This type of prolotherapy is also known as Lipoaspirate Prolotherapy. Mesenchymal stem cells are acquired from the patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue and used as the proliferating solution. Adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) have the same regenerative effects as stem cells from bone marrow. ADSC reserves, however, are much larger and can be readily isolated than those from bone marrow. Stem cells repair connective tissues like tendons, ligaments, muscle and bone.