The field of regenerative medicine is rapidly growing and offering new possibilities for treating musculoskeletal pain and injury. A key player? Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).
MSCs possess the ability to differentiate into a variety of cell types, promoting more rapid tissue repair and regeneration. And at LeHeal Biogenix HQ, LLC, our team are putting MSCs to work with regenerative therapies designed to accelerate healing.
Here’s what you need to know about MSCs and how we’re using them in regenerative medicine to revolutionize treatments and improve patient outcomes.
Mesenchymal stem cells are a type of adult stem cell. They’re found in various tissues, including bone marrow, adipose tissue (fat), and umbilical cord tissue. Unlike embryonic stem cells, MSCs are derived from adult tissue sources and do not raise ethical concerns.
MSCs have several unique characteristics that make them valuable for regenerative medicine applications, including:
Like other types of stem cells, MSCs have the remarkable ability to differentiate into various other types of cells. They can become almost any other type of cell, from muscle to bone. This ability allows them to effectively repair and regenerate damaged tissues in your body.
MSCs make specific bioactive molecules, growth factors, and cytokines that support tissue healing and regeneration. These molecules can promote cell growth, stimulate new blood vessel growth, and inhibit cell death, fostering a favorable environment for healing.
MSCs possess immunomodulatory properties, which means they help regulate your body’s immune response. MSC treatment can reduce immune system activity and fight inflammation, making it valuable in treating immune-related disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis.
Because MSCs are multipotent and flexible, using them in regenerative medicine can deliver powerful healing effects for some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Dr. Robinson and our team may recommend MSC therapy for:
Soft tissue injuries, like muscle strains, tendon tears, and ligament sprains are common — and finding effective treatment can be challenging. MSC therapy can enhance soft tissue healing by stimulating regeneration of healthy connective tissue and reducing scar tissue growth.
MSC therapy offers promising results for conditions like osteoarthritis, cartilage injuries, and bone fractures. Because MSCs can differentiate into bone or cartilage cells, therapy helps promote new, healthy tissue growth and less pain during the healing process.
Chronic wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers, can be complicated to treat. MSC therapy has the potential to enhance wound healing because it promotes tissue regeneration, reduces inflammation, and improves vascularization — all of which help fight infection within the wound.
Because MSCs can regulate your immune system, therapy offers a potential treatment for autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. MSC therapy may help regulate your body’s overactive immune response and reduce inflammation associated with these conditions.
MSCs offer great promise in the field of regenerative medicine. Their unique properties make them an incredibly valuable tool for repairing and regenerating damaged tissues, and it’s time to find out if MSC therapy could be right for you.
Call one of our offices in Brandon, Lakeland, Lakewood Ranch, and Tampa, Florida, or send our team a message online to learn more.