I know there’s a growing trend in stem cells. In fact, and I did, you know, I have a shoulder injury and they did a PR. What is PRP? The PRP is plasma Platelet-rich plasma. In stem cell therapy we collectively call regenerative medicine and it’s in its infancy. We’re just starting to see all the potential and uses of it. But I do believe that it is, by far, the future of orthopedics. With stem cells, you can regenerate cartilage. Arthritis is the degeneration, usually by age or overuse of cartilage, which is the surface of joints. When you lose that, as of now, you can’t get that back. So, once you have arthritis, you can’t get it back. Well, stem cells, you can inject stem cells that are going to grow into new cartilage.
Imagine you’re 80 years old, your knees hurt all the time, they crack every time you move them, and then I come with a needle, inject a few stem cells in your knee and they repopulate the cartilage. They create new cartilage, and now your knee is like a 20-year-old knee. – That’s like the Fountain of Youth, kind of. Kind of, because, I mean, I know that I have pain in my knees and my shoulder, you know, from multiple things and I’m sure I have arthritis somewhere, but that’s pretty interesting to me because a lot of people, especially in personal injury, you know, they want to say it’s arthritic, and sometimes it is arthritic, sometimes it’s not arthritis, but this is taking it to another step because now, not only are you treating their pain, you’re able to treat the arthritic condition to repair that.
That’s a fair statement, but you could almost rebuild a person, you know, as far as in that area I mean, you can. What happens to us when we age? We lose our cartilage. Arthritis is what ages us. When you’re 80 years old, you can have a great heart, great lungs, great kidneys, but your bones, your joints, are suffering. And if we could regenerate those, imagine all the things that we can achieve. Maybe we can live for 120 years, 130 years. So, as long as your organs are functioning properly and your blood flows, and things like that, I mean, you could essentially. You could have a good life, even as an elderly person, which is, you know, we work all our lives hoping to retire and then when we retire, we can’t move, can’t do anything, because of arthritic conditions, et cetera. Arthritic conditions also come from car accidents, is that correct? – No, in car accidents, what the uses of regenerative medicines are to repair broken ligaments and tendons, because the tears from those, they take a very long time, we’re talking years. A very common example is of whiplash, a syndrome in the neck after those rear-ending accidents.
There’s a lot of tears in those ligaments that can take years to repair, and through those years, the pains are suffering from pain in the neck, headaches. This regenerative medicine can accelerate the recovery of those ligaments, weeks of recovery, in the knees. Another very typical one is tennis elbow, for example, which is, contrary to what you may think, it occurs mostly on injuries, might be personal injury, et cetera, not so much in tennis players. – I can see that. I mean, weightlifting, I can see that too. Is that when you extend your elbow. Yeah.- All the time, yeah. – Feel like I’m getting old.- Those where you’re doing dumbbells like this. Then that tennis elbow is painful. Call us today at 813.421.3411 for more information.
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