Stem Cell Joint Treatment and Therapy
Orthopedic Stem Cell Treatment is performed under local anesthetic on an out-patient basis at the Cell Surgical Network of Florida ambulatory surgical center. Stem cell treatment begins with a sterile, closed surgical procedure to collect unwanted body fat with a mini-liposuction. Your, (autologous) fat is then process to produce stromal vascular fraction, (SVF). Stromal vascular fraction contains a mononuclear cell line (predominantly autologous mesenchymal stem cells), macrophage cells, endothelial cells, red blood cells, and important growth factors that facilitate the stem cell treatment process and promote their activity. This process of harvesting adult stem cells from body fat allows for the collection of 2500 times the quantities that can be collected from bone marrow.
After the SVF is prepared, Dr. Heekin will inject the SVF at the site of the ailment such as the hip, knee or elbow. Dr. Heekin’s vast experience with orthopedic conditions allows for very accurate treatment with very large quantities of stem cells being introduced into the affected area of your joints.
After your treatment, millions of your stem cells respond to signals being broadcasted by the failing and damaged cells in your joint, and become replacements for those damaged cells. These “mesenchymal stem cells” can differentiate into bone and cartilage, and probably all other mesodermal elements, such as fat, connective tissue, blood vessels, muscle and nerve tissue
depending on the number of treated ares, Orthopedic stem cell treatment will take between 3-5 hours.