Mesenchymal cell therapy uses mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to restore function to damaged parts of the body. This treatment relieves pain, stiffness, and mobility issues for those with arthritis and other joint problems.
This form of stem cell therapy for arthritis promotes growth, wound healing, and the restoration of cells lost due to daily wear and tear of the affected joints.
What can stem cells cure? Stem cell treatment isn’t new. For instance, the procedure has been used to regrow healthy tissue for burn victims, restore the immune systems of chemotherapy patients, and many others.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are extracted from bone marrow inside the hip bone, which is easily accessible. MSCs may also be harvested from the fat tissue.
It’s a daycare procedure and a minimally invasive process that takes between 2-4 hours to complete. After your doctor takes these stem cells, the doctor will inject these cells into the treatment site.
Since it’s inflammation that causes pain, injecting MSCs will reduce inflammation thus lowering pain significantly, speeding up healing and restoring function (reduces stiffness and improves mobility) in the treatment areas.
When MSCs are placed in a specific area, they’ll release growth factors that instruct healthy cells to multiply. As stem cells, they have the ability to produce tissues on their own, including bone, cartilage, fibrous tissues such as muscles and ligaments, and even nerve tissue.
For osteoarthritis cases, MSCs function by developing into essential cartilage cells to deliver proteins that reduce pain and slow degeneration of cartilage.
Here are some of the advantages:
Stem cells provide fast pain relief and reduce the inflammation linked to the pain. They safely help repair and rejuvenate damaged tissues, nerves, cartilages, and muscles.
In a typical surgical procedure, the recovery period can take a long time. Using stem cells can quicken recovery time. The aim is to enable patients to return to their way of life faster.
One of the amazing benefits of stem cell treatments is assisting patients to restore their injured body parts to the way before the injury.
The therapy involves enhancing the functionality, range of motion, and flexibility of the joint, muscle, or part of the body that was damaged.
In most cases, stems cell treatments utilize cells derived directly from a patient’s body. Thus, there’s a very low probability of having body rejection or risk of complications.
So, what can Mesenchymal stem cells treatment do for you? The focus is specifically on the joint that comes from an injury or degenerative wear and tears cases. Below are some major problems MSCs can treat:
Long-term wear and tear inside your joints’ soft tissues cause osteoarthritis. Knee joints are particularly prone to osteoarthritis due to the amount of weight they have to support and how frequently they are used. Bones may rub against one another, or other delicate tissues may be damaged when cartilage inside the joint deteriorates.
When the immune system targets the tissues inside the joints and produces inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) develops. The damaged joints become stiff and painful due to this inflammation.
Ligaments receive relatively little blood flow, making them notoriously difficult to repair without surgery. Resting can help partial tears heal over a period of weeks or months. However, complete tears have typically needed surgical intervention to be repaired.
Refrain from consuming alcohol for 3 days and do not perform any strenuous and extensive exercise before the treatment.
This treatment is very safe, without any associated health risks. It’s because the bone marrow stem cells are received from your body or healthy donors.
The most frequent side effect, but quite uncommon, is an infection at the injection site.
Although stem cell treatment sessions are generally painless and worry-free, we advise having someone send and also fetching you home after the visit.
The therapy with Mesenchymal stem cells doesn’t require any downtime.
The cost of Mesenchymal stem cell therapy injections starts from RM 8,000 per session onwards. Price can vary based on the customer’s health condition (treatment area) and the doctor’s skills and experiences.
Prior to treatment, our doctor will ask about your medical history, then run a diagnosis on your health condition, and provide a detailed treatment plan for you. It must be noted that MSCs must be administered within 48 hours after being harvested.
If you’d like to know more about Mesenchymal stem cells treatment, please call us to arrange a consultation session. You’re recommended to seek advice from a medical expert before going for the treatment.
The doctor will advise you on the range of treatments in accordance with your age, health conditions, and other requirements. Alternatively, visit us at our Bangsar, TTDI, Mont Kiara, Puchong, and KL City branches to make an appointment.
It depends on numerous factors. They include the patient’s age, physical health, the severity of the condition, the level of the patient’s physical activity, and the medications the patient currently takes.
For Mesenchymal stem cells osteoarthritis treatment, it’s very important that all the steps are taken to ensure that you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure
Results vary from patient to patient. Some patients experience improved post-treatment results after a couple of days. More common results reported are returning to total physical activity in 4-6 weeks.
Results vary from patient to patient. They can last up to one year or longer.
The treatment is relatively painless. Some people feel some pain after receiving stem cell injections, while others have no pain after the procedure is over.
There are other kinds of stem cells used for regenerative medicine, but those are considered more difficult to use. For example, Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are controversial and unethical for use in the medical field.
At Premier Clinic, we’re committed to implement ethical medical practices, so we don’t treat our patients using ESCs. However, MSCs are widely researched and are proven effective.