When you train as an athlete, you put a lot of stress on your body, raising your risk of injury. Accidents do, unfortunately, happen.
Regenerative Orthopaedics is aware of how crucial it is to get back to your sport as soon as safely possible following an injury. Fortunately, stem cell therapy can speed up the recovery from a sports injury while also preventing other issues.
Stem cell treatment is a type of regenerative medicine that can be used to treat a variety of illnesses that call for rapid tissue regeneration and healing. Stem cell treatment is therefore especially helpful in treating sports injuries.
DESCRIBE STEM CELLS
The building blocks of the body are stem cells, which also give rise to specialized cells. Stem cells can divide spontaneously in the body or artificially in a lab to create new cells called “daughter cells.” These newly formed cells develop into stem cells or into cells with specific functions, such as blood, brain, heart muscle, or bone cells. No other cell can naturally create new cell types in the same way.
To regenerate and repair harmed or ill-affected tissues, stem cells can be instructed to differentiate (split) into specific cell types. For instance, in stem cell therapy, a stem cell may be injected into a torn tendon to divide into new tendon cells. Substituting healthy tendon tissue for damaged tendon tissue will aid in healing.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR PLATELET-RICH PLASMA THERAPY?
For their stem cell therapy recommendations, sure doctors have specific standards. For instance, they only advise it to patients who are young and healthy (e.g. under 50).
THE BENEFITS OF STEM CELL THERAPY FOR SPORTS INJURIES
The following advantages could come from using stem cells to treat your sports injury :
- Decreased inflammation and prevention of new inflammation
- Shorter time to repair and recover from injuries
- Cartilage, bone, tendon, and ligament tissue regeneration in areas of injury
According to some patients, it can take up to six weeks to see progress. However, once patients begin to feel better, they observe consistent improvement over the course of the following six months.
WHAT KINDS OF SPORTS INJURIES CAN STEM CELLS TREAT?
Doctors treat a range of sports injuries with stem cells, including injuries to :
These injuries could be the result of repeated overuse or a single incident.
Applying stem cells to a wound involves :
- Direct application in surgery:- Stem cells may be directly injected by a surgeon into the bone, tendon, or ligament that has to be healed.
- Sutures that contain stem cells:- A surgeon may use a stem cell-coated thread-like substance to repair a torn muscle, ligament, or tendon.
- Injection:- A doctor may inject stem cells directly into the afflicted area.