Stem cells have an innate property that attracts them to inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation and modulate the immune system promoting better health and quality of life.
Stem cells are useful in tissue repair where the body falls short. More specifically, articular cartilage (elbows, knees, etc.) can become worn or damaged over time. These tissues have a poor potential for repair by the body and show a limited lifespan. Stem cells, able to take the form of whatever cell type is required, has been used to effectively grow new articular tissue within joints through spot application treatments. This replaces the need for painful and invasive joint replacement surgeries, with the added benefit of drastically reduced recovery times.
These results are similar with bone, tendon, and ligament conditions. Stem cells can treat lost or damaged tissue without the need for invasive transplant surgeries. The implanted cells take the form of damaged or lost tissue, growing and replacing these troubled areas with fresh tissue.