Stem cells are the creators of the body, and it’s because of them that we have so many specialized cells in our body. Blood cells, muscle cells, and bone cells are all generated from stem cells, and doctors are starting to use stem cells in reconstructive procedures to repair and replace damaged cells and tissues.
Stem cells have been used in orthopedics to help repair damaged muscles and bones, but the procedures to insert the cells into guided tissues are extremely precise and having the wrong doctor can cause some headaches during a surgery. When it comes to orthopedic surgeries involving stem cells, the doctor needs to be trained and prepared in the procedure used.
In addition, for most orthopedic stem cell therapy procedures, stem cells from bone marrow are the best choice to repair bone and muscles and they must be harvested correctly. Finally, the doctor in charge should know the precise dose of stem cells that are being injected into the body, and that they can get to the correct spot in the body.
Ultrasounds, x-rays, and fluoroscopes are almost necessities when it comes to stem cell therapy because then the cells are injected directly into your injury and can then start working to replace the injured cells without any delay.
Asking questions of your doctor about the type of equipment they use to ensure the cells go in the right place, the precise dosage of cells he will inject into your body, and even the type of anesthetic he will use to numb the pain are things that can change the outcome of the treatment. Be sure to record the answer and try to get a second doctor if you can, because you deserve the best chance at a successful therapy.