We call the treatments that use the body’s own healing potential “regenerative treatments”. Stem cell therapy is the most powerful of these regenerative treatments.
We have only a limited amount of stem cells in our bodies and their ability to regenerate themselves and have the potential to turn into any kind of cell are their most important characteristics. With the correct use of stem cell potential, we can initiate a healing process in the patient without the need for surgery.
The stem cells can be harvested from any tissue, but in orthopedic treatment, 3 main stem cell sources are used.
After being harvested from bone marrow or adipose tissue and obtained via culture or centrifuge method, stem cells are injected into the damaged tissue or transplanted under surgical conditions.
Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) is obtained from the patient’s own adipose tissue by lipo-aspiration method. This adipose tissue is prepared in 1 hour by undergoing medical procedures in special laboratories and the resulting stem cells are injected into the damaged area.
Since it is taken from the patient’s own adipose tissue, it does not cause any allergic reaction. There is no need for hospitalization after SVF. The patient can be discharged on the same day and continue his/her daily life.
The latest treatment developed to eliminate, heal and treat damage to the joint cartilage is the injection of stem cell-rich SVF (stromal vascular fraction) fluid into the joints, which is derived from adipose tissue.
SVF contains high concentrations of live stem cells and regenerative cells. In addition, the Treg cells contained in it exhibit anti-inflammatory properties, increasing immunity. With all these features, SVF prevents cell death, acts as a regenerative and effectively relieves pain in the joints.