Mesenchymal Stem Cells
an Alternative to Surgery
What exactly are Stem Cell’s you ask? Stem Cells are cells that have not
yet been activated by the body. Stem cells in tissues can serve as an internal
repair system where they divide to replenish dead or damaged cells. Here at
Performance Medicine we use Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Cells that are ethically
sourced from Umbilical Cord of donors. Using this method, the cells have higher
concentrations of Growth Factors, Peptides, and Hyaluronic Acid which promote
growth and healing in the body. These cells have the ability to develop into
many different cell types including cartilage, muscle, bone, tendon, ligament,
collagen, etc. Basically, stem cells can be used to heal practically any part
of the body. This makes Stem Cell Therapy an excellent alternative to surgery
for most patients.
Why try Stem Cell Therapy before
going under the knife? Stem Cell Therapy consists of a relatively fast and minimally invasive
procedure completed right here in our office. The best part is, there is
practically zero downtime! By opting for this therapy you may have the
potential to avoid the long painful recovery, weeks of missed work, and the
potential surgical risks that include infection, bleeding, blood clots and
Is stem cell therapy for me? A surprising number of patients who
believe they may need surgery are excellent candidates for stem cell therapy.
Patients are frequently told that their joints are bone on bone, a statement
that often over-exaggerates the extent of cartilage damage in the knee joint
for example. Many times, there are areas of cartilage thinning that respond
well to the stem cell procedure, allowing the patient’s body to naturally
repair the damaged area. Avoiding the lengthy list of possible risks and other
factors that come with surgery.
Want to learn more or find out if Stem
Cell Therapy is for you? Call us at Performance Medical Clinic to get a consultation scheduled
with Dr. Ambrose at 618-671-6800. After all, your body deserves the best care
and concern and at Performance Medical Clinic is where you will find it.