Can PRP and Stem Cell Therapy Regenerate an ACL?December 9, 2015 December 9, 2015
Research suggests that Stem Cells and PRP may deliver faster recovery and may prevent recurrence of ligament and tendon injuries including that of the Anterior cruciate ligament.
In the latest research doctors are saying stem cells may hold the key to regenerating the ACL
“Arthroscopic reconstruction using tendon auto- or allograft represents the gold-standard for the management of ACL tears.Interestingly, the ACL has the potential to heal upon intensive non-surgical rehabilitation procedures.
Several biological factors influence this healing process as local intraligamentous cytokines (protein cells within ligaments that signal the other cells to begin the healing process) and mainly cell repair mechanisms controlled by stem cells or progenitor cells (cells that can morph into specialized cells such as found in ligaments). Understanding the mechanisms of this regeneration process and the cells involved may pave the way for (stem cell therapy), less invasive and biology-based strategies for ACL repair.” 1
Stem Cells for ligament and tendon injuries
Dr. Allan Magaziner and Dr. Scott Greenberg are among only a handful of doctors in the United States who have been trained to use stem cell therapy to treat the symptoms of arthritis and musculoskeletal sports injuries, including tendonitis, torn meniscus and chronic neck, back, knee and hip pain – treatment which is now being offered at the Magaziner Center for Wellness.
Patients with tear or even ruptures of the ACL may now have a non-surgical option that will work for them.
Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the one of the most common sports-related injuries. With its poor healing capacity, surgical reconstruction is required to restore function.
However, serious complications are associated with reconstructions and the number of such reconstructions has steadily risen over the years, necessitating the search for an alternative approach to ACL repair.
More promising results are being achieved using bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). 2
Using your stem cells for knee repair
Your stem cells, called mesenchymal stem cells, are those responsible for rebuilding and regenerating tissue in the body. We derive these cells from a patient’s own tissue and then inject them in a concentrated form in an area of injury or chronic degeneration where they help the damaged ligament, joint or tendon, regenerate – and heal – permanently. We follow strict FDA guidelines in the use of stem cells, and at no time do we manipulate, expand or grow stem cells in culture.
Because the cells come from the patient, there is no risk of rejection.
Since introducing the procedure, we’ve successfully treated patients ranging from athletes to those who have suffered for decades with chronic pain.
We invite you to schedule a consultation to determine how we can help you. To do so, please call 856.424.8222.
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1. Hirzinger C, Tauber M, Korntner S, Quirchmayr M, Bauer HC, Traweger A, Tempfer H. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Nov;134(11):1573-8. doi: 10.1007/s00402-014-2060-2. Epub 2014 Jul 30.
2. Eagan MJ, Zuk PA, Zhao KW, et al. The suitability of human adipose-derived stem cells for the engineering of ligament tissue. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2011 Sep 22. doi: 10.1002/term.474. [Epub ahead of print]