Regenerative medicine

STEM CELLS OR
MESENCHYMAL CELLS

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are basic human cells with the potential to give rise to different cell types; they are undifferentiated cells. Mesenchymal stem cells are obtained from adult living tissue.

Bone marrow stromal cells are mesenchymal stem cells that, in the right environment, can differentiate into cells that form part of the musculoskeletal system.

They help create new cells in existing healthy tissues and can help repair tissues in structures that are injured or damaged, whether trabecular bone, tendon, articular cartilage or ligament.

How do we obtain mesenchymal cells?

Mesenchymal cells are usually obtained from the bone marrow of the iliac crest. Through a trocar inserted into the iliac crest, we aspirate bone marrow which is then treated in the clean room for further application.

1. Bone marrow
concentrate

These cells can be concentrated or cultured. If a concentrate is used, it is obtained immediately after centrifugation and can be used in the same surgical procedure.

2. Células
mesenquimales

These cells can be concentrated or cultured. If a concentrate is used, it is obtained immediately after centrifugation and can be used in the same surgical procedure.

In what situations can we use mesenchymal cells in the field of trauma medicine?

Fractures, pseudarthrosis and osteonecrosis

The lining of the joints is made up of articular cartilage. Damage to articular cartilage can degenerate into osteoarthritis/arthritis and cause pain. Cartilage transplants and grafts can now be performed to fill these defects.

Cartilage lesions

The lining of the joints is made up of articular cartilage. Damage to articular cartilage can degenerate into osteoarthritis/arthritis and cause pain. Cartilage transplants and grafts can now be performed to fill these defects.

Tendon or ligament injuries

They allow faster healing, acting as an adjuvant in the acute treatment of suturing or repair of tendons, muscles and ligaments.

Spinal pathology

Mesenchymal cells are used to assist spinal fusion and also for the repair of degenerated cartilage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

One treatment usually requires 1 to 3 injections. It can be repeated every 6m – 1 year.

Yes, it can be used both in the treatment of osteoarthritis and in the treatment of tendinitis and tendinopathies, and a sustained improvement has been observed in the literature for an average of at least 6 months – 1 year*.

Improvement in most cases, as we have found from our experience and from reviews of published medical literature, the patient notes a significant improvement over a period of at least 6 months – 1 year*.

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